In an article in the London publication The Telegraph written by David Williams, he says that the average male motorist drives 276 miles each year while lost. Why, you ask? He goes on to say, “because he’s too proud to ask for directions.”  When I first read that, I seriously doubted the validity of that statement. But after pondering for … oh, let’s say seven or eight seconds, I smiled and said aloud, “Yep! That’s probably about right.”

Why is that, anyway? Women are usually very quick to stop and ask for help in order to save time. You see, time is very precious to a woman, unless of course she’s putting on make-up, doing her hair, or shopping. But for men, the moment they realize they are lost, something clicks in their brain that screams, “Game time!” Instantly, they are transformed from a somewhat logical, intelligent and responsible protector, into a type of Indiana Jones on a mission for survival.

As I considered this conundrum, the greatest mission for survival of all came to mind. There are countless millions of both men and women wandering around in this world with the perception that they are on the right path. Yet regardless of what they think or even believe, they may very well be running in a direction that is taking them away from the greatest prize of all time.

In John 14:3-6, Jesus is attempting to explain his soon departure to his disciples. He told them that he was leaving to go and prepare a place for them. That scripture reads, “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.” Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?”  Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

The most futile journey anyone will ever take is the one through this world without ever deciding to follow the one and only One who can lead you to Paradise. Heaven isn’t just a nice place to spend a few weeks or months on a great vacation. It is the only truly perfect place that exists and the stay there, well … it never ends!

Need directions? Take a few minutes to stop and ask. You may be headed the wrong way.

Read about Caleb Thomas, a man on mission who takes his final journey in The Fiddle: A fictional Look at a factual place HEAVEN on Amazon and Barnes and Noble

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