Throughout our “Compass” series, you can have an opportunity to go deeper in your own faith in following Jesus. Each weekday, we will focus on something from the previous week of “Compass” for you to think about and some honest questions to consider. If you would like, you can subscribe to our rss feed to get them directly in your inbox each morning.
Yesterday, we talked about the way most people make decisions about the direction of their lives. We tend to live our lives reacting and responding to actions and events. We often make choices based upon how we feel, rather than from well-developed convictions. A central question to ask yourself is…”What do I believe is true?”
Sailors, traveling the ocean, can’t rely on a map or landmarks. Instead they must become skilled at reading the tools they do have to determine their heading. They need consistent markers like the stars, the sun, and the magnetic pull of the North Pole. They use tools like their charts, a compass, and a sextant. What are you using as a trustworthy tool to set the heading for your life?
The truth is…you will be led by your convictions and identity in Christ or by a very deceiving world. We encourage you to make Christ your reference point to determine where you are heading in life. Not only does Jesus want us to follow Him, but the Holy Spirit wants us to know His will for our lives.
Colossians 1:9–10 (ESV)
9 And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.
Truth: It is possible to know God’s will.
Question: What am I doing to discover what God is after?