“The road to life is a disciplined life; ignore correction and you’re lost for good.” Proverbs 10:17
For nearly 2000 miles, I used my iPhone map to navigate from Phoenix to Deltona, Florida. I became frustrated with the limited screen space, and while at a Love’s truck stop, I bought a 2017 Rand and McNally Road Map. I hugged the map and spent the next few hours perusing the book, circling cities where we were going and mentally mapping out our path. But it didn’t keep me from becoming confused with the roads circled the many lakes in Lake County, Florida.
At one point, my frustrated driving companion asked, “Do you know how to read a map?” I thought of the thousands of miles I navigated across the U.S. by reading a map and with few turnarounds.
Solomon says the road to life is a disciplined life—one in which we make plans, set goals, and proceed to the destination. A few months back I skipped my morning exercises and stretches, then I skipped another, and soon I was doing the exercises only once or twice a week. Now, my back is stiff and my muscles are sore until about noon. I have no choice but to become disciplined again and go back to my normal first morning workout. A correction is needed for me to feel better and enjoy life more.
Thank you, Lord, for giving us the opportunity to turn our life around when we recognize we are straying off the path. Amen