If you're going to Las Angeles, it’s a pretty bad idea to start driving east. A better plan would be to look at a roadmap and chart your course west. It will take more effort, but now you are heading in the right direction. Another bad idea is to travel in the same direction everyone else is traveling. One good idea is better than one hundred bad ideas. It's always a good strategy to have a destination in mind before you leave. It’s the wise thing to do if you want to get to where you want to be. So, what do road-maps and destination have to do with life management? A good road-map provides a direction to your destination. After all, a successful life is a journey in the right direction. Most lives are derailed by wrong information that results in bad directions. If you want to be successful in all walks of life, then you must have reliable information which leads to good decisions that take you in the right direction. “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but be a new and different person with a fresh newness in all you do and think. Then you will learn from your own experience how his ways will really satisfy you.”(Rom.12:2)
The following is a thumbnail of how your life can progress if you follow God's road-map without wavering. “My son, never forget the things I’ve taught you. If you want a long and satisfying life, closely follow my instructions. If you want favor with both God and man, and a reputation for good judgment and common sense, then trust the Lord completely. In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success.” My son, pay attention to what I say. Listen closely to my words. These words are the secret of life and health to all who discover them.”(Pro.3-4) Following God's instruction is not political nor ideological, it is the absolute truth and cannot fail. That is why the Bible is still relevant in today's modern society.
No life is perfect, but being content in an imperfect world should and can be the goal of every person. Jesus was clear about the bumps in the road-map of life. “I have told you all this so that you will have peace of heart and mind. Here on earth, you will have many trials and sorrows; but cheer up, for I have overcome the world.”(John 16:33) We are all born with the ability to choose what direction we will travel. Will you pick the pied piper of destruction and go the way of many or will you be part of the few who choose God as their travel agent? “You can enter true life only through the narrow gate. The gate to hell is very wide, and there is plenty of room on the road that leads there. Many people go that way. (Matt. 7:13) For more about the road that leads to life and how you manage it, read “Study More” found on this blog site.