“If I get lost from Lincoln, Nebraska to Cheyenne, Wyoming, you should question whether or not you raised a moron, Mom!” I said to her as I hit I-80. It was a straight shot to her and the only road I have to drive between Lincoln and Cheyenne is I-80.
Somewhere along the way I hit a little construction, and my daughter, Peyton, called me at the same time to ask about cooking dinner for her dad. And somewhere during the answering of that call, I missed a sign. A really important sign, apparently. About 15 minutes later, I noticed the I-76 sign.
“Why does that say 76? Why does th…WELCOME TO COLORADO?!” I had missed a turn off and had ended up slightly off course. With some quick help from my Google Maps, I detoured through some beautiful farmland and ended back at I-80. Shaking my head, I called my mom.
“Remember when I said you needed to question whether I was moron if I got lost on the ONE road I was supposed to stay on, Mom? You raised a moron.” She got a good laugh out of that one.
Sin can have the same effect. We take our eyes off Jesus for just a second, a brief minute when our attention catches something else. Before you know it, you’ve veered off course into worldly ventures and off a relationship with our heavenly Father. The path that has comfort, strength, faithfulness and grace is moving straight ahead and we follow the bend in the road because we were thinking about other things. The slight shift seems almost unperceivable…until you look around and notice the signs that say you’re going the wrong direction.
God’s Word is clear in what we should do in this situation in Proverbs 4:25-27 (NASB). Let your eyes look directly ahead and let your gaze be fixed straight in front of you. Watch the path of your feet and all your ways will be established. Do not turn to the right or the left; turn your foot from evil.
Let’s make sure we’re on the right road, heading straight into the arms of Jesus. Watch the directions and trust the steadfast and sure walk with Christ. It’s the only way you want to go!