My second of four is the Direction for Life. From the beginning, God has given direction to His followers. To mankind, He gave a lifelong, big picture purpose. In Genesis 1:28 God said, “Be fruitful and increase in number, fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” Later, in Genesis 6:13-14 God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth. So make yourself an ark of cypress wood . . .” To Abraham, God said, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.”
God is in the business of giving direction to those who “follow Him”. When you think of what it means to “follow Him”, what do you think about? Do you just think in terms of complying with all the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the Bible? If so, let me challenge you to think of following Him differently. Not in terms of what to do, but in terms of where to go. In terms of Direction.
Abraham’s instruction to “Go” was an invitation to “follow Him”, to follow God’s direction for his life. Have you thought about that? God has a direction for your life, for YOUR life. For your life RIGHT NOW. Seriously, if you were God, would you let your creation just meander around with no direction from you?
Direction for your life that is God directed has incredible value. And if you are a follower of His, and you are listening, you should be aware of His direction in your life. Maybe it is something like “build an ark”, or maybe it is “Go”. Whatever it is, I want that direction and the courage to follow Him in it!