I’ve been on airplanes when the pilot had to do it.
I’ve sailed on cruise ships when the captain thought it necessary.
I’ve ridden on trains when the engineer had to decide to switch tracks.
It’s called navigating a “course correction.”
Sometimes, we just catch ourselves going the wrong way. At first it’s not even detectable or noticed. It comes in the form of a casual drift that, over time, can take you out into the swift currents and dangerous depths of life’s sea.
More than once, I’ve exited off the interstate to refuel my car then returned to the road to eventually discover I was traveling back to where I had just come from. In my preoccupied state of mind, I failed to realize I was going in the opposite direction. Soon, I was looking for another ramp to take in order to correct my course.
The word “repentance” means much more than being sorry or apologetic. It literally means to “turn around.” When Scripture instructs us to repent, it is saying that we must exit off the wrong road, turn around, and start traveling on the right road in the right direction.
Jesus said, “There is a way that seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Proverbs 14:12).
On another occasion, Jesus said, “Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, that leads unto life, and few there be that find it” (Matthew 7:14).
Don’t travel too far going the wrong way. What you need is a good GPS to help correct your course in life.
It stands for “Go pray some.”
Pray and repent, and allow The Lord to correct your course today.