Thursday, September 27th, 2012
Finding Your Way (Part 3: The Turn Lane)
Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go.
Joshua 1:7 (NKJV)
And likewise the one who is in the field, let him not turn back.
Luke 17:31 (NKJV)
But Jesus said to him, 'No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.'
Luke 9:62 (NKJV)
Be careful of the turn lane. Once you commit to the Lord, go through the door, and walk on the path-- keep your face forward. Even looking back can be deadly. 'But Lot's wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt' (Genesis 19:26).
'So be careful to do what the Lord your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left' (Deuteronomy 5:32).
When you're on His path, turning is dangerous. God is all about 'The street called Straight' (Acts 9:11). 'Make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed' (Hebrews 12:13).
Why? So the enemy cannot 'dislocate' you. Staying on target makes you healthy. How? Walking straight toward your destiny means you are following Jesus. Following Jesus means you are being perfected. 'He who has begun a good work in you will complete it' (Philippians 1:6).
Actors, models, and talent for Christ, you have an invisible Guide: 'When He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth' (John 16:13). 'Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, 'This is the way, walk in it' ' (Isaiah 30:21).
Therefore, reject any offers that take you off course: offers of quick success, offers of more money, offers to change paths or go home.
Repeat the words of the psalmist: 'Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path... I hate every false way' (Psalm 119:105,128).
Embrace the words of Paul: 'Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead' (Philippians 3:13).
To Be Continued...
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Finding Your Way series.