Find­ing the right di­rec­tion

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - NEWS -

‘‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart, on your own in­tel­li­gence do not rely; In all your ways be mind­ful of him, and he will make straight your paths.’’ Proverbs 3:5-6.

I’ve a been a driver for 17 years and ev­ery time I go into a new place, I’m bit ner­vous that I may not reach my des­ti­na­tion safe and sound.

I am very grate­ful to the dis­cov­ery of the global po­si­tion­ing sys­tem (GPS).

Driv­ing is eas­ier than be­fore, but I need to fol­low the in­struc­tion of the voice in my GPS.

I think the voice in my GPS is too pow­er­ful that I can­not do any­thing but to trust and fol­low her, oth­er­wise I will lose my di­rec­tion. Life is like you are driv­ing your car. You have the con­trol of ev­ery­thing, but you need the GPS to be able to reach your des­ti­na­tion safe and sound.

You don’t need to do any­thing, but to trust and fol­low the in­struc­tion of the voice in your GPS.

As we be­gin this year, per­haps we need to ask our­selves as a point of re­flec­tion, when was the last time you felt like be­ing lost?

What hap­pened? What made you lost? What’s your re­sponse when feel­ing lost? Did you look for the right di­rec­tion?

I re­mem­ber the fa­mous quotes of Fred­er­ick Buech­ner, ‘‘The place where God calls you is the place where your deep glad­ness and the world’s deep hunger meet’’.

I think some peo­ple in­tend to be lost, while some oth­ers don’t want to be guided by oth­ers, they think they can do it by them­selves.

Imag­ine how many peo­ple lost their way in world now. Are you one of them? Let us turn to God as our per­sonal GPS. He will lead us in the right di­rec­tion, but we need to trust him, fol­low his voice and he will make our path straight.

~ Con­trib­uted by Fr Line Abil­gos of St Michael’s Catholic Church, on be­half of the Com­bined Churches of De­niliquin.

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