Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalm 119:105
I remember standing in the centre of the roundabout, Place Charles de Gaulle, where the Arc de Triomphe stands. It was a busy part of the day (when isn’t it?) and cars were streaming from the 12 avenues that surround it into the maelstrom that sits at the heart of Paris. This vision reminded me why I had left the car at the station and taken the Metro.
Each car, scooter, truck and motorbike was on a mission, in the midst of this turbulence, that was only known to the driver. From the centre of the roundabout it looked chaotic: tooting, honking, cars weaving and narrowly missing each other. Each driver, though, had a plan and direction.
For God, His earth must look like a enormous roundabout with all of us trying to achieve our individual purposes. Each of us is busily heading in our own direction. The big difference is, however, that God knows each person, each direction and even each hair on each head. He knows those travelling for Him and those against Him; and even those who say one thing but travel in a totally different direction.
On this tempestuous journey we call life, the question needs to be asked, is your direction God inspired or ‘you” inspired? Life may seem mad and confusing at times but when God and His Word direct our journey it all starts to make sense.