This past May a woman in Ontario was driving at night. She claimed she didn’t have good visibility, but she listened to whatever direction her GPS told her. When she should have turned left, she turned right . . . right into a lake. She was able to grab her purse and swim out of her car to safety.
Sometimes we listen to voices that don’t always send us in the right direction. Like the unmarried person who throws the words “I love you” in the air to get you to make a wrong turn when it comes to boundaries. We let the problems of this world pull a “recalculating” on our brains to think, “God really must have it in for me to allow this turn to happen in my life.”
You can get a beeper to find your keys. If you lose your smartphone, you can use an app to find it. When you start down a road you shouldn’t, understand you have the alert of friends, teachers, and parents to guide you. Listen to their counsel.
When we make wrong turns, God invites us to grab our Bibles and swim to him for safety. Listen to his voice. Listen to the voice of the Shepherd, who encourages you to come to him when you’re weary and burdened.
“In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents” (Luke 15:10).
And with Jesus we know we will never be lost.