Life tends to be a series of choices which lead you to the place where you end up. Sure, accidents, illness and tragedy may be the exception to this rule, but it doesn’t take much to take the wrong path. Compromise starts off subtle, lulling souls to sleep spiritually. Before you know you have a problem, its often too late as people are left to ponder, “where did I go wrong?”
For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot, Romans 8:7.
Some might argue that its impossible to know if you are exactly where God wants you to be. Meanwhile, others claim the conscience was designed into every human being to regulate your soul. Yet, if your mind isn’t right, thoughts can become hostile to God. Whenever anyone drifts off course from the path God desires you to take, Satan can use your own mind against you to justify false actions and behaviors. Thus, determining where you went astray can be more difficult than it seems.
And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord,” Joshua 24:15.
As Joshua leads a new generation into God’s promised land, it was fitting to urge Israel to consider who they are willing to serve. The blessings are out there, fruits for those who remain on the straight and narrow. Yet, the sooner you recognize where you went wrong, the quicker you will find reconciliation. Therefore, I’m calling all prodigals to come to their senses to find forgiveness, hope and the peace of Christ.
by Jay Mankus