Well, no I am not currently lost, at least not technically. I walked daughter #2 to school today, much to her glee! She is an outdoors girl and walking to school offers so much adventure, even if it is just a few blocks. My motivation to walk to school is a little more practical…$3/gal gasoline. Can I get an amen, sister?
So, in my sidetracked way of doing things I decide to multitask and call my accountability partner while daughter #3 and I are walking home.
Our conversation is light, yet purposeful. We discuss what is going on in each other’s lives, share prayer requests, laugh and admonish one another. Giving full attention to the conversation, I walked and talked and walked and talked right past my home! When I realized what was happening I surveyed the scene. Being new to the area I kind of knew where I was…but I didn’t have my van with the compass in it so I needed to stop multitasking (i.e. get off the phone) and focus! Daughter #3 assessed the situation and concluded we were lost. I looked around & figured out where we were which wasn’t really too far from home.
I knew how to get home, but something kind of profound hit me. Daughter #3 doesn’t have a clue how to get home. She can’t read and looks at the world from 36″ from the ground besides not having a built in GPS system. I pondered this thought for a minute. I was once in a situation like that–lost. I didn’t have a clue how to get home. My directions home came from my loving Father in His written Word. He provided the compass, the GPS system…the way home. Today I am not lost, today I have a Compass that lives within me, thank you Jesus, thank you for leading me home.