What does it mean to get “off course” when it comes to our spiritual lives? And more importantly, what can we do to make sure we don’t miss the mark?
Let me give you a hint: Jesus meant what he said about making “disciples” of all the nations and being a Godly mentor.
Staying the Course
A guest post by By Rev. James Randolph (Righteous Preachers’ Network)
Where no counsel is, the people fall; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.
~ Proverbs 11:14
There are lots of gadgets in the cockpit of an airplane, but when the pilot checks the direction of his flight, there’s one reading he’ll always check first. Altimeters are instruments that help determine altitude and, if off by just 1/10th of a degree it can cause a crash. If your compass is off, it can prevent someone from reaching his destination.
Similarly, if our spiritual altimeter is off just by just a smidgen, we’ll never reach the high calling that we have in Christ. If we aren’t aligned spiritually to a proven compass point, we’ll be quickly off course.
How We Miss the Mark
Pride, rebellion, and disobedience have been since the fall of man. When knowledge and wisdom are mixed in, these vices are not as easy to detect when one has been walking with God for a while. A lot of men and women in leadership get caught up in this and don’t even realize it until they are way off course.
That is why it is important to have proven, strong mighty men of valor and women of righteousness around you as you walk with God. Having a few Godly men and women to speak the Word and truth to you will help keep you on course, and will cause you to adjust your spiritual compass.
Don’t miss the mark because of 1/10th degree. Stay true to the course!