God Is My GPS In Life

God is like a GPS to my soul. He guides me to my destination (destiny) just like a GPS does to a driver on the road. My destination (destiny) is achieving the purpose for which I have been created or the purpose for which I am in this world. Like a GPS system, God has given us His word, which is to guide us to our destination. The maps in a GPS represent the Word of God. The voice that prompts us to turn left or right or travel for 200km represents the Spirit of God – the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit indwells us and prompts us everyday if we choose to listen to Him. Sometimes when we go on our own way because we think we know better than the GPS, the voice prompts us and the system computes another route for us and continue to direct us until out final destination. Just like the Holy Spirit does when we decide to lean on our own understanding. Also, the GPS knows our final destination but doest not just land us there. It enables us to go through the route to get there. Psalm 119:105 states:

Your word is a lamp to my feet. And a light to my path.

God’s word illuminates our path. A lamp produces light. Thus, to describe God’s word as a lamp means that God’s word produces light for our path. So even when the way ahead is dark, we will have light on our path with every step because of the lamp on our feet. In this rather dark world, that is the role that the word of God plays in our route to our destination (destiny). At our feet, it illuminates our path.

God wants us to arrive at our destination complete in His Will and to do what pleases Him. Hebrews 13:20-21 states:

Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

Also, 2 Timothy 3:16-17 tells us about the source of the Word of God and what it is to be used for. It states:

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Therefore, let us use our spiritual GPS to arrive at our destination before leaving this earth. Let us read the Word daily and meditate on it day and night, and pay close attention to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.


Written by Kow Essuman, Esq. ACIArb

The author is a barrister; qualified to practise law in England and Wales, New York and Ghana; an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in England; a Global Shaper (Accra Hub) of the World Economic Forum and a firm believer in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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