Charting Our Course
Daily Devotional for November 20th
And it came to pass, that after we were gotten from them, and had launched, we came with a straight course unto Coos, and the day following unto Rhodes, and from thence unto Patara. Acts 21:1
In the purest form of the word, the word course is used to describe a race. It is also used of a journey, specifically a journey at sea. The captain of the ship surveys the map and then charts his desired travel path accordingly.
God has created every life with a purpose. The Lord had specifically said of Jeremiah that He knew the plans He had for him. This is why men and women are never satisfied living their lives to please self. This is the reason why finding the will of God in our lives is so important. Walking in the will of God cannot be substituted for anything else. Being in the will of God brings such a satisfaction that once you experience it, you’ll never be satisfied unless you’re in God’s will.
Some people are amazed to hear of the lives of people who devoted their lives to God and seemed to miss out on many pleasures. But the truth is, once we surrender our lives unto the Lord Jesus Christ, we can be content with walking in God’s will, with very little else to entertain us. Joy does not come from the entertainment of earthly things, but in thy presence is fullness of Joy! Psalm 16:11. As a new sailor at sea, the most foolish thing we can do is to say that we know more about what course we should take than He who has been sailing the seas for years.
God has a will and plan for your life. He has charted your course! You, as a navigator in this spiritual sea called the world, can choose to surrender your ship to the course charted for you by Jesus the Captain, or you can choose to chase earthly desires which continually prove to be emptiness and vanity! He said “Be ye not unwise but understanding what the will of the Lord is.” Ephesians 5:17. There is truly no satisfaction until there is a surrender to the Lord’s course for your life! Will you surrender to Him today? Ask the Lord to reveal His will for your life. He will direct your path and make known His plan for your life.