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It’s easy to keep going in whatever direction we’re already headed. But what’s easy doesn’t necessarily get us to where we want to go. We must review often and ensure we’re moving toward our highest good.

When traveling to a new city it’s not unusual to check often to make sure we’re heading in the right direction. We’re in new territory and we want to avoid making a wrong turn and ending up somewhere we don’t want to be.

And this is a wisdom we need throughout life.

Often we start with good intentions and we’re confident in the direction we’re heading. But rarely do we stop and review.

And we get so comfortable on our current road that we don’t realize we’re no longer traveling toward the destination we think.

For example, we might stick with a job, a toxic relationship, a political party, and even our faith tradition without question. And because it’s what we’ve always done we don’t think to give it a second thought and consider if God is trying to lead us elsewhere.

To be sure, it’s quite possible that we check and we’re exactly where we need to be.

But when we don’t review we run the risk of traveling down the wrong road and missing the good God has invited us into.

To review means we’re open to the possibility of change. And change is inherently disruptive. But it’s bad faith when we put our heads in the sand and don’t review simply because we’re already comfortable.

Reviewing is a courageous act of faith that keeps our life aligned with God’s best. And this might require costly obedience if we need to change course.

But staying on the right road allows us to accomplish all that God has for us.

Don’t miss where God is leading you. Review often and stay on the right path.

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Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024

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