“Whoever accepts correction is on the way to life, but whoever ignores correction will lead others away from life.”Proverbs 10:17 NCV
Last weekend, I went on a hike in the Phoenix mountains. According to the guide, the trail was only supposed to be 3.5 miles long. Everything was great in the beginning. I followed the trail markers. They led me up the mountain with a side detour to the summit.
After the summit, I went back to the other trail and made my way around the back of the mountain. After some miles, I came to a fork in the trail. This fork didn’t have the signage like the other forks had. The signs were very ambiguous.
So I made a wrong turn. I went left when I should have gone right. Pretty soon my 3.5 mile hike turned into a 7 mile hike.
As I went on for what seemed like forever without another soul in sight, I cried out to God.
I’m lost! Where am I? I know you know where I am!
Next thing you know, people were coming my way. I asked them which way to go. They helped me correct my course.
Isn’t this how life goes? We go and go. One wrong turn takes us off course — physically, mentally, spiritually. If we don’t accept correction, we become hopelessly lost.
I’m so thankful the Lord never lost me!