THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: LIFE NEEDS REFERENCE POINTS, THEREFORE CHOOSE WISELY. Reference points that don’t move, that are not subject to the whims of the moment…that are always there in place as a beacon to guide our lives. The problem?…People have very wrong reference points in their life and as a result they live in chaos. Some people use their emotions as a reference point. How you feel at any particular moment can be a very unreliable source to determine your actions. People wreck their lives with emotional outburst…they got angry, became jealous, got offended and then that becomes the reference point for the decisions of life. Bad move. Others use the pursuit of material wealth. That becomes the determining factor for everything. Whatever provides the most advantage financially. While there is nothing wrong with pursuing money…we all need to…there is nothing wrong with trying to better yourself, that can cannot become our only reference point. When Jesus challenged the Rich Young Ruler to follow Him…he resisted, because of money. The word of Jesus should have been his reference point but unfortunately he chose money over discipleship. [Matthew 19:21-22]
“Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.” Whatever reference points you choose to guide your life…BE VERY CAREFUL…because they can take you in precisely the wrong direction. ONLY GOD PROVIDES DEPENDABLE REFERENCE POINTS FOR YOUR LIFE. [Psalms 119:105] “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” God’s Word is the most reliable. The Bible is God’s letter to man and will provide the guidance you need to take your life where it needs to go. LIFE NEEDS REFERENCE POINTS THEREFORE CHOOSE WISELY!
– Pastor Stephens