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Your Direction Determines Your Destination
It is so easy to think that we are going the way we want to go, but sometimes our bearings get messed up. To give an example of this I will tell you what happened to me awhile back. I was in another city where my Pastor and I were in the car together. Neither of us were from this city so we had our GPS system giving us instructions on how to get to the restaurant we wanted to go to.
The GPS system told me to get on the Interstate and head south bound. I got on the freeway and headed "South." At every exit the GPS system would tell me to exit the Interstate and turn around. I couldn't figure out why the GPS wanted me to turn around since I needed to travel South and I was traveling South.
This went on for three or four exits and a couple of times my Pastor said, "Are you sure you are going the right way?" Finally it dawned on me. Maybe I am going the wrong way. I followed the next set of instructions and when I did it was an amazing thing -- I ended up at the restaurant I was trying to get to.
In Proverbs 14:12 we are told:
"There is a way which seemeth right unto man, but the end thereof are the ways of death."
The power of the above verse is the same power that kept me going North when I truly thought I was going South. There is a way that seems right. In our lives there are things that we do that we really think are right. We have reasons why we do them and we really believe that it is the right thing to do, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they are right. Consider this question, "Have you ever thought you were right and found out later that you were really wrong?" Of course, we all have! If we have ever been wrong and thought we were right, then we must realize that we can again be wrong when we think that we are right.
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Because we can be wrong and because the scriptures tell us that there are ways that seem right to us when they aren't, then we should be aware and take note of our lives and our ways. There could be nothing worse than to think that we are doing what God wants of us to do and we end up being totally wrong.
The Apostle Paul told the Galatians (6:7-8) something very powerful that we all need to pay attention to:
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap (8) For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
The first words of these verses are very powerful. By the unction of the Holy Spirit the Apostle Paul warns us to not to be deceived. In other words don't think you are doing right when in fact you are doing totally wrong. Paul continues and tells us that we are not going to prove God's Word wrong. He won't be mocked! We are going to receive according to what we have sown. When we live according to the desires of the flesh abandoning the commands of God we are going to receive destruction. When we live according to the Word's of God, eternal life is going to manifest in us. It is easy to determine if we have deceived ourselves or not. Simply look at what is manifesting in our lives and see if it is the same thing that God's Word told us would manifest. If it is not then there is a problem.
Don't allow the clutter of life to get you distracted from the things that are the most important. We are not going to be able to mock God, His Word works. When this life is all said and done as well as during our time on this earth, we are going to receive based on how we've sown.