Homing pigeons know how to find their way home, even if they are hundreds of miles away. They are born with this ability (one theory – the ability to hear ultra-low frequencies). They have this internal compass that helps them get back home.
Humans are born with their own type of internal compass, leading them to know where they’ve come from and how to get back.
“He [God] has planted eternity in the human heart…” (Ecclesiastes 3:11b NLT.)
We came from God. We were created by Him:
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27 NIV.)
The way back to God is through Jesus Christ:
“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’” (John 14:6 NIV.)
When you feel lost, you can search and analyze and try to figure it out until you’ve exhausted yourself, giving in to discouragement or frustration.
Or you can find the answers in the Bible, God’s Word.
Your internal compass was designed to lead you to God and His Word. You know you were meant for more. You know you have a purpose. You know Someone bigger created you. Even if you don’t know who it is just yet. You want to know Him.
And just like the homing pigeons that can be thrown into confusion when planes interrupt the ultra-low frequency sounds, veering them off course, we get confused and can even veer off course when the enemy of our souls tries to interrupt or distract us from our internal compass with his deafening voice that sometimes slithers in like a whisper.
We may even head in the opposite direction, believing it’s the right way—confusion can do that.
So what can you do if you’re lost?
Call out to God. He does not cause confusion. He is the One you can count on for truth. He is, after all, your Creator. And He’s given you His Word, so you can know Him and His plans for your life. Read it.
God has given you a longing in your heart that will lead you to Him and to His Son, Jesus Christ. And it is Jesus Christ who will lead you home.
“[Jesus said,] In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” (John 14:2-3 NIV.)
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