Road Signs

Road Signs

Eric_EnglishI love that scene in the old comedy Planes Trains and Automobiles, when John Candy and Steve Martin are driving the wrong direction down a freeway.  Someone pulls up alongside and says, “You’re going the wrong way!!”  Yet they ignored the advice and muttered, “How do they know which way we are going”?  In the end, two trucks ran them off the freeway because they indeed were heading the wrong direction on the road.

Direction in life does not begin with our own needs, it begins with meeting the needs of others.

2 Thessalonians 3:2  Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and the patience of Christ.

God, first and foremost, directs our hearts into love before directing our steps into action.  As we know, anything we do without being rooted in love is worthless.  What we do that originates from love is fruitful and everlasting.  Love begins with the benefit of others before self.   The right things in life are always the things we look to pour more into, not get more out of.  Your heart provides some of the best road signs in life.  What is your heart calling you to do?