Your own ears will hear him. Right behind you a voice will say, "This is the way you should go," whether to the right or to the left. Isaiah 30:21 (NLT)
We all lead hectic lives and sometimes we can get so bogged down with everything that life throws at us, that we can lose our way. Our direction.
Have you ever taken a trip and were completely dependent on your GPS? I live a mobile lifestyle and am literally lost without my GPS. It helps me find my next stop, my way back to family and friends, it even points out the nearest grocery store. As much as I hate having to be dependent on technical devices to get where I'm going, I also have to trust that it is going to get me there safely and the most direct route without fail.
I simply have to put my destination in, and it will give me step by step instructions on how to proceed. It let's me know of possible dangers, the names of streets and mile markers I need to be watching out for and will let me know if I made a wrong turn. Then it gently guides me back to where I am destined to go.
To me, that's how the Holy Spirit moves in my life. It helps to guide me and point out mile markers that let me know I'm going in the right direction. And on those days when I am completely overwhelmed and feel like stopping, I find a quite place and look for the directions the Holy Spirit is trying to tell me.
Sometimes, I just plain don't listen, because I think I know better. Sometimes the noise of the world drowns out my inner compass. And sometimes I am gleefully just going wherever I am lead.
But just like the GPS in my truck, the GPS in my heart will send me cautionary nudges and when I have gotten completely off-track it will remind me to make a U-turn and get back on the right road. Jesus said, "I am the way" and He knows the best routes that we should take so He sent the Holy Spirit to be our GPS. We can be confident that we will hear a word behind us and know that that is the way we are to walk.
Elizabeth Bourgeret is a life coach, author and she is the creator of the teen life skills event called Total Truth Workshop and the Leading With Love Series of books, workshops and coaching.