The Map Says…


For a gal that’s directionally challenged, I steer clear of maps. I’ve never been good at reading them. So I don’t.

In fact, I  have other people drive me around just so I won’t get lost. It’s true. Sometimes I feel like the Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz, when they ask which way and he gets confused, flailing his arms in all directions. That’s me.

I’m glad that God’s roadmap isn’t confusing like, well, every other map. I read the Bible and I know exactly what direction He wants me to go in to become more Christlike. Every page I read tells me where I am and how much further I need to go in one direction or the other.

 The key is actually stopping to read it and find out where you are. I’ve been the spiritual wanderer, mostly because I was too stubborn to stop and look. I’m still that way at zoos and amusement parks. I never look at a sign. I just wander aimlessly,  in complete circles…and more circles…seeing the same old things. Never experiencing anything new. Eventually, I’m confused, frustrated, and too tired to stick it out. I lose out on making memories, experiencing wonders and rides.

If you feel that way, spiritually, stop and read the “sign.” It won’t take long before you see the “You Are Here” and are pointed in the right direction. And along the way, you’ll see new and amazing things.

And maybe, I’ll take my own advice and actually read a sign when I’m at the zoo or amusement park. It’ll at the very least make my husband and kids happier!

Have a great weekend! See you Monday!

3 thoughts on “The Map Says…

  1. So true, Jessica, and I'm laughing about the aimless wandering at the zoo! When I just stop what I'm doing and feel God's presence in my life, I feel a million times better about everything.

    Nice post!

  2. Wonderful post, Jessica. I am directionally challenged at times, too. I'm so glad God gave us a roadmap to this life. I followed Jill's tweet to your blog. Glad I did. Nice to meet a fellow romantic suspense writer.

  3. Thanks, Jill. Welcome, Heather. I'm glad you stopped by too! I'll have to come over and check out your site!


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