Disappointments, busy schedules, health issues, soured relationships, situations that make us falter in our identity, question our calling – these can all move the dial on our lives. We may not even notice the variation – that minor degree to the left or the right – but if not caught in time, it can land us in predicaments that God never intended.
We usually know when we’re off course. We may not be able to put a finger on it, but somehow, deep inside, we know something’s off. Something’s not right. There’s a sinking feeling in your gut that something’s wrong.
We often think of correction as something to be avoided, like the kid who runs and hides after hitting a ball through a window. But correction can save us, like the expert navigator warning us we’ve got to course correct NOW or we’ll slam into a mountain ahead.
God’s correction can be just a nudge. A still small voice, a gently guiding hand, a way of escape when we’ve unwittingly taken a wrong turn. It’s that “aha!” moment – the epiphany moment – when you finally, really see.
You’ll miss it if you’re too wrapped up in yourself to catch it.
But if you catch it, all of a sudden, the way is clear. Your heart is checked and you can see where you got off course, where you took a wrong turn or where the winds of life blew you off track. You can adjust. You can make the necessary changes to reach your God-given destination.
Correction is not something to be feared, but rather welcomed. Correction can be our lifesaving grace from a loving Father.
“And your ears shall hear a word behind you saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it,’ when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.” Isaiah 30:21 ESV
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What’s your dream? I pray you will be inspired and encouraged to pursue all God has for you. Now, more than ever, we need people of faith to go, do and become the light for the world.