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Use Noah’s GPS

Noah 2 (200x200) [1]Noah beat Garmin to the punch. Abraham got the jump on TomTom. And Moses was way ahead of Magellan.

What on earth am I talking about?

Navigation systems. If it’s in your car or on your phone, you know it as a GPS (Global Positioning System). It’s probably made by Garmin, TomTom, or Magellan. When it’s working properly, it tells you how to drive from point A to point B.

But you have a more vital navigation system embedded in your heart and imprinted on your mind. You could call it a GPS, but the abbreviation stands for something of much greater importance: it’s your God Positioning System.

This GPS tells you how to live a life that is pleasing to God. More specifically, how to follow God, how to discipline yourself, and how to love your neighbor.

Unfortunately, many of us pay more attention to the GPS in our cars than we do to the one that guides our lives. And yet we’re surprised when we make one relational wrong turn after another.

Are you tired of getting lost in your relationships? Then let me suggest that you trade in your old GPS for one that has these three components.

As you read the Bible and the history of the church, you’ll see that this was how Noah, Abraham, Moses, and every other hero of the faith sought to know and follow God.

So embrace this GPS as your own. It’s the foundation of relational wisdom [2] and the concept that distinguishes RW from the relational systems of the world, including emotional intelligence [3].

GPS is so simple: whenever you plan a journey or come to a fork in the road, make it your goal to Glorify God, Pursue God, and Serve God, and you’ll be able to say with David, “He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake” (Ps. 23:3).

– Ken Sande

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© 2014 Ken Sande

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