The way is not easy. These lives of ours. The journey is hard. There are tough climbs and perilous descents. There are confusing treks through thick jungles and dark valleys. There are exhausting marches across arid deserts and bleak wastelands. There is dreariness and fatigue and loss. But there is adventure and majesty and wonder too. There are mountain tops and lush meadows and cool, nourishing streams and soft sands too.
We just need a map to find our way, and a guide.
But we have those. God’s written a map on each of our hearts. And while we’re free to choose how we spend the hours of our days—our work, our relationships—we never journey alone. Not anymore. We have a Father, our God. We have a King and companion, our Jesus. We have a guide and comforter with us always, our Holy Spirit. We have everything we could ever need to live life “to the full.” (NIV, John 10:10)
We are free to go rogue, of course, and choose a path that is not God’s. Or, we can simply forget we have a map—or that we have a guide. God will not love us any less if we do. He never would. But losing our way is not what is best for us. It’s not what will make our hearts burn with life and love. Going rogue will never deliver the peace and joy, purpose and significance, excitement and adventure that we’re made for, that we so desire, that we go looking for in so many other places.
And, of course, if we ever do lose our way for a season, if we ever do get lost into the confusion of our culture, God will always be there to help us get back on the right track—if we let Him. We’re never too far gone. We can never get too far off track, too lost, that He cannot find us, rescue us, and get us going again. Walking with Him.
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