By Tammy Wogemuth:
A new year often brings with it resolutions of change: start, stop, loose, or gain something. Add the good and take away the bad. Whether written, typed, or thought, a plan starts to form on how to accomplish positive change.
GPS needs a starting point to map the best route to reach your destination. Change is no different. What are your current habits? (Starting point) What habits do you want to practice? (Destination)
When I was about 10 years old, I traveled to Texas to visit family. My grandfather, a truck driver, unfolded multiple maps and laid them on the kitchen table to plan our lengthy drive from Ohio to Texas. He calculated the best route to take using the knowledge he gained from studying the maps and his extensive hours on the open road.
Grandpa folded the maps and put them away. We piled in the car and drove to Texas without the maps, but he had a plan and the benefit of experience.
If you make a wrong turn on the road, GPS says, “Recalculating.” It may take longer to reach your destination, but you will get there with a recalculated plan. A road map or GPS will get you to a worldly destination, but we are promised more through Jesus Christ. What plan are you using for your life?
“For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.” John 6:40
Grandpa spent years studying maps and the open road became second nature to him. Where are you in your journey? (Starting point) Where is God calling you? (Destination)
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17
Are you recalculating when you make a poor decision? What is your plan to reach the “more” you are promised? Spending time in the Word of God makes his will for your life second nature. When God says, “Recalculating,” are you listening?
“Reset, Refresh, Reboot, Renew, Recalculate”