Who is your guide?
Whatever the area you are wanting to move forward in, being grounded in your source and following a guide are imperative. Whether you are wanting to be a better leader, improve your family life, or grow your business or church it is important to discern what is your source? Who is your guide? While having human mentors is highly valuable on your journey there is the ultimate guide, the creator of the universe who has gone before you and knows the best path for your life. Whether or not you follow his path is your choice, but I highly recommend it. Below is an excerpt from a recent post by Mark Batterson. I encourage you to evaluate your own life and discern where you are “Pitching your tent”.
Pitch Your Tent
“I will pitch my tent in the land of hope.”
I love The Message translation of Acts 2:26. I love the imagery because I just went camping with my boys last weekend. And I know that where you decide to pitch your tent is a critical decision. If you pitch it on unlevel ground or on rocks it’ll be a long night! You also need to make sure you’ve got all the tent pegs secured.
Here’s the question: Where are you pitching your tent?
Too often we pitch our tent in the land of frustration or the land of disappointment or the land of pride or the land of jealousy or the land of pity or the land of anger. We make our dwelling where we have no business being! We need to pitch our tent in the land of hope. That is where we need to hammer our tent pegs. Why? Because God is Sovereign. And He has good things in store for us! How? The promises of God are the tent pegs. And prayer is the hammer!
I can’t help but think of my hike on the Inca Trail. We had porters who pitched our tents for us. They would make us breakfast. Pack up our tents. Pass us on the trail. And get to our campsite before us. Lunch would already be made and our tents would already be pitched when we got to the campsite they skillfully selected. That is a picture of the Sovereignty of God isn’t it? Praise the God who pitches our tents!
Until next time,
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate.”
– Douglas Adams quotes
Posted on September 20, 2010, in choices, Habits, Leadership, Personal Growth and tagged follow a guide, Leadership, mentor, Personal Growth, Planning for success. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.