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Are You on the Wrong Road?

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Dean Butler

Are you on the wrong road? The Bible offers profound wisdom on discerning whether we're on the right path or straying from God's intended direction for us. Proverbs 14:12 cautions us: "There is a way which seems right to a person, but its end is the way of death." This verse underscores the necessity of seeking God's guidance rather than relying solely on our understanding, as human perception can be flawed and limited.

The words of Jesus in Matthew 7:13-14 provide a stark contrast between the broad, popular path that leads to destruction and the narrow, less-traveled path that leads to life: "Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it." It's a reminder that the road to true fulfillment and eternal life may not always be comfortable or widely accepted. This challenges us to evaluate our choices and whether we prioritize ease and popularity over following God's way, which may require sacrifice and perseverance.

Proverbs 3:5-6 exhorts us: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." This verse emphasizes the importance of acknowledging God in all aspects of our lives, trusting His guidance, and surrendering our will to His. When we align ourselves with God's will and seek His direction earnestly, He promises to make our paths straight, leading us toward His purposes and blessings.

Reflecting on these scriptures prompts introspection. Are we navigating life based on our own wisdom and desires, or are we actively seeking God's will and following His lead? It's easy to be swayed by worldly influences or the path of least resistance, but these often lead us away from God's best for us.

If we find ourselves on the wrong road, there's hope. God's grace is abundant, and His mercies are new every morning. Through repentance, prayer, and a renewed commitment to follow Him wholeheartedly, we can realign our lives with His purposes. His Word serves as a lamp to our feet and a light to our path, guiding us through life's complexities and uncertainties.

Fifty years ago, I committed my life to serving the Lord. I hold an associate degree in Christian Education and a bachelor’s degree in Christian Counseling.  I live by 1 Corinthians 9:16, Ephesians 3:7-8, and Colossians 1:28-29. In my retirement, I focus on study and sharing the teachings of God’s Word with others. Besides writing this Blog I maintain 3 Facebook pages dedicated to spreading the Word of God. Email:

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