Jeb Magruder, assistant to President Nixon during the infamous Watergate scandal of the '70s, stood before Judge John Sirica to be sentenced for his part in the crime. "Do you have anything to say," the Judge asked.
Magruder replied, "I know what I have done, and your Honor knows what I have done. Somewhere between my ambition and my ideals, I lost my ethical compass."
Whether it be a ship on the high seas, a plane jetting through the sky, a hiker in the Rocky Mountains, or a man trying to make his way through life – nothing but disaster can come when we lose our compass.
Edmund Burke, famed British Statesman (1729-1797), said, "When ancient opinions and rules of life are taken away, the loss cannot possibly be estimated. From that moment, we have no compass to govern us, nor can we know distinctly to what port to steer."
No one can anticipate all the situations you will encounter in life, or all the specific answers you will need for your journey ahead. But what we can do is avail ourselves to the guiding principles of life found in the Bible — principles that will help you set your soul to the course God has charted out for you.
Open your heart to God's Word and He will fill you with understanding of such clarity that you will be able to navigate the course of your life no matter how dark the night, thick the fog, or long the trek – be it filled with calm or strife.
He will guide you along the Directed Path.