Hank has a direction because he uses a map. Be like Hank.
Have you ever noticed that some people seem to have a direction in life while others do not?
Question: what separates the two?
The sooner an individual understands his/her direction the more simple and easier life becomes. Understanding the direction you are supposed to travel allows you to enjoy the journey. It is when we keep changing direction that life becomes complicated, difficult, and confusing.
So, how do we determine our direction? The answer is easier to find than you might think.
There are thousands of self help books on the shelf’s of bookstores and even more websites and seminars that will take your money.
When we set out to find our direction we need to have a map. The map that you use determines your path of travel.
WARNING: Not all maps have your best interest at heart.
There are many maps in your life already. For instance, your friends have an idea of who you should be. Your teachers have an idea of who you should be. Your coworkers have you figured out. Even your family has a plan for you.
I am not saying do not get advice from those sources mentioned above. I am saying chose your map wisely. Sometimes the best intentions don’t match God’s plan for your life.
The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice. Proverbs 12:15 NIV
I chose a map a long time ago.
Even if you do not believe in God, Jesus or Christianity itself, the Bible is the source for life’s most difficult questions.
The Bible tells us who God is and who we are. The Bible tells us that we are loved despite our failures.
1. God loves you.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. John 3:16-17
2. God has a plan for you.
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:8-10
3. God will continue to work through you.
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6
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