I do greatly enjoy garage sales. But I have a pet peeve. Okay, maybe it really belongs in the zoo – it’s about the size of an elephant.
It’s the signs.
There’s the misdirect. One sign at the entrance, then you get to follow your nose.
There’s the invisible. Yellow print on white paper in the glare of the sun. Hello.
There’s the impossible to read. Words are too small, squashed together or the lettering is drawn with a ballpoint pen. You’ve already made the turn but where do you go?
There’s the confusing. Coming from a distance, you see a sign on one side of the street, so you change lanes. Then when you get close enough to see the arrow (because it is so tiny) you realize they are trying to direct you to an entrance on the other side.
There’s the mismatched. Each sign is made from a different color and different style. So it’s hard to know if you are following the right sign. Or if there are 10 garage sales in the area you need to chase down.
Signs help us get to where we are going. Even with a map, you need to have signs to know where you are Okay, some of you are reminding me about your GPS. “Who needs a map?” But then again, haven’t you ever heard of a GPS being wrong? Then where would you be without a sign?
Each of our lives is a sign directing other people. To something.
Is your life a misdirect? Leading people away from what they are searching for? Are you invisible? Hiding so no one can see what you stand for? Are you confusing and unclear with your manner of living – saying one thing and doing another?
As believers we should direct people towards God. If our lives are not clear depictions of who we follow, then they will not find God by watching our lives.
Where are you directing people?
Re-furbished and re-posted from 2 years ago from my blog.