Nobody asks directions any more. It used to be that if you didn’t know how to get someplace, you’d ask someone for directions. But it’s not that way now. Everybody either has their own GPS, or if they don’t, they go on MapQuest and receive written directions that are detailed and precise.
But you know what? People are still getting lost! It turns out that putting your faith in GPS or MapQuest may not always work out. But there’s one place you can put your faith with no fear of losing your way:
Mark 11:22 (NKJV) So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God.”
What is faith in God? It’s simply believing what He says! He has given us a whole 66-volume Book filled with His guidance. And in order to get to the destination of a productive and successful life, all we need to do is to follow His directions.
How many times have you trusted the directions someone gave you, or even what your GPS told you, and still had difficulty getting where you wanted to go? Do we really believe that MapQuest or a GPS is more trustworthy than God? I don’t think so!
Yet how many of us unhesitatingly follow the directions our technology gives, while hesitating to put total faith in the directions God gives in His Word.
Jesus never said, “have faith in modern technology.” But He most emphatically said that if we want to be victorious in life, we must “have faith in God.”