Where Am I?



"But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, "Where are you?" (Genesis 3:9 ESV).

According to an article on the information that Google generates, there are 100 questions asked repeatedly. One of the most asked questions on the search engine is, “Where am I?” This question has an annual ranking of being asked a whopping 1.5 million times yearly! After reading these statistics, I instantly thought of my constant dependence on GPS to guide and assist me in determining where I am. 

Despite my failure to stay on the right path, God never turns His back on me. He has a plan for me just as He has a plan to save you. To save humanity. Even from the beginning. God decided he would send His son to earth to assist directionally challenged people like me. But every now and then, God will stop us in our tracks and ask us, "Where are you?" It isn't that God doesn't know where we are. But He wants us to examine our lives, our hearts, choices, and the path we're on. The real question God is posing is: "Do you know where you are?"


Admittedly, I get lost—a lot. Sometimes, I get caught up daydreaming, talking on the phone, or listening to music, and I get off track.


Thankfully, the GPS device in my car or phone kicks in and redirects me when I’ve gotten off the path to my destination. And although I read my Bible, pray, and ask God to bless my life, I’ve often been distracted or derailed and ended up spiritually lost. No matter how often I’ve told myself that today is the day—no more procrastination or excuses, I’ve still gotten off course.


Despite my failure to stay on the right path, God never turns His back on me. He has a plan for me just as He has a plan to save you. To save humanity. Even from the beginning. God decided he would send His son to earth to assist directionally challenged people like me. But now and then, God will stop us in our tracks and ask us, "Where are you?"


It isn't that God doesn't know where we are. But He wants us to examine our lives, our hearts, choices, and the path we're on. The real question God is posing is: "Do you know where you are?"

While on earth, Jesus knew exactly how far off people were from the destination of heaven. He, therefore, chose to die for our sins, reconciling Himself to God in Heaven. He also reconciled our propensity to get lost.


Throughout the bible, God spoke through the patriarchs. Prophets and apostles to answer another infamous question asked by generations of people: “If a man dies, shall he live again?” (Job 14:14). Yes! The old and new Testaments teach about life after death. The invitation God gives at the beginning of the Bible is the same one Christ extends to us at the end of the scripture. Obey Me. Eat of the tree of life and be saved forever. Our journey comes full circle when we do this, and we follow the path that leads to Him.


 


Lord, please help me determine where I am on my journey to heaven. Please help me to follow your directions through obedience to you. May victory come through faith in you so that on the other side, you are glorified. Amen.


Your turn: Do you have issues losing your way spiritually? Do you have any words of wisdom to share? Has a success story? We'd love to hear from you!

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