As a follower of Christ, I have two options as to how I will live my life:
1. By the “clock” — That is, manage my life by such external forces as my
2. By the “compass” — That is, lead my life by such internal values as my
Our struggles come when we sense a gap between the clock and the compass; when what we do doesn’t contribute to the values we hold most dear. To help determine whether you are a slave to the clock or are guided by the compass, take a few minutes to prayerfully evaluate and answer the following questions:
- What is my calling in life?
- What is my vision?
- What are my core values?
- What is my mission in life?
- What is my direction?
- Can I defend how I answered the above questions Biblically?
It is God’s intention that we are guided primarily by our inner “compass” when it is based on the leading of the Spirit in accordance with the truth and authority of God’s Word:
“Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposely and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people), making the very most of the time [buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil. Therefore do not be vague and thoughtless and foolish, but understanding and firmly grasping what the will of the Lord is.” (Ephesians 5:15-17 – Amplified)
QUESTION: If your life is managed primarily by the “clock,” rather than led by the “compass,” what changes do you need to make at this time?
Dwight Hill, Facts of the Matter: Daily Devotionals.Facts of the Matter: Daily Devotionals.