I was driving home the other day, and came upon an interesting intersection…
Turn to the right, and you went into a church’s parking lot – turn to the left, and you went into a building materials lot.
The street signs?
“Purpose Drive” and “Rocky Road”
Isn’t that the truth?!
I got thinking about that. We all come to that intersection at some point in our lives. Which way will we turn?
The initial decision happens when we choose (or don’t) to believe in the atoning work of Jesus Christ.
But in our walk as believers, we often come to this “crossroads” in our faith journey. Do we follow our own way, or do we follow God?
We may think that it’s “smooth sailing” if we go our own way. It doesn’t really matter, because the road ends up in Heaven, right? But that wrong turn truly leads us down “Rocky Road” – a drive full of potholes, detours, and road hazards every mile we go. We drive along…we drive on our own power.
Wonder why so many believers are defeated, discouraged, and depressed? Maybe they’ve chosen to travel down “Rocky Road.”
But what if we turn the other way?
What if we turn down “Purpose Drive”?
God promises us meaning and purpose in life.
Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you…They are plans for good and not disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
I’d love to tell you that “Purpose Drive” is an easy, scenic drive.
But even that road is a little bumpy from time to time –
But the good news is this – we will not be driving on our own power. We’ve got the Holy Spirit guiding us. And He’s a great driver!!
He doesn’t get lost. He knows how to negotiate the curves. Sometimes He slows down, and sometimes He speeds up – at just the right time – because He sees the road ahead. His wisdom steers us straight.
So, I gotta ask you –
What are you going to do when you come to those intersections on your faith journey – which way will you turn?
“Purpose Drive” or “Rocky Road?”
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