Minister's Minute: Eluding the crossroads dilemma

Have you ever been forced to make a decision where you were unsure of the right answer? I was once - quite literally - stuck at a crossroads. I sat in my vehicle for what seemed like an age trying to work it out.

I obviously knew that I should take the road which would lead me to where I was going, unfortunately, my mind could not producea destination. I rewound the past few minutes in my head at super speeds in order to start again from where I had come and it all came flooding back. I was going home!

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Along the route I became distracted and completely missed my turn. With only the cost of a little embarrassmentand some wasted time, I was soon heading back up the road from whence I had just come.

Every decision we make is guided by our preferred destination. But that is where many are also stuck. Too many are caught up in the here and now and do not know their eternal destination. The Christian faith calls its followers to “set their eyes on Jesus.” Indeed, Jesus stands for me as a true north on the compass of my life.

As a follower of Christ, I make every decision in light of how it will move me to him. If a decision takes me further away I make a correction. If a correction is not possible, then I appeal to God’s grace and mercy to open a way for me.

Figure out your true north and never get stuck at the crossroads again.

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