Saturday, June 2, 2012

Follow the Tracks

"Well, look at the tracks you've left behind in the valley. How do you account for what is written in the desert dust--"  Jeremiah 2:23  (The Message)

We can make declarations about who we are and what we are doing with our life, but the truth will be revealed by examining the paths that have led us to this point. We can say that our family is more important to us than our career, but if we constantly choose to work longer hours instead of investing in them it isn't true. We can declare that we love our spouses more than any other person, but if we are constantly engaging with others in inappropriate conversations and behaviors we prove otherwise. We can declare that we are Christ-followers, but if Sunday morning or life crisis are the only times we seek God's guidance we are casual observers and not devoted disciples.

The results of our lives will reveal where our true dedication lies. We can't declare that our destination is one that is God-honoring when we constantly choose to travel in the opposite direction. The proof is in the footprints of our journey that we leave behind.

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