I don’t know about you, but many times I find that I am just purposelessly wandering in life. I’ve lost track of my primary goal and too easily gave up on what I wanted most. Sometimes that’s just as dangerous as not using a compass while trying to navigate a back-woods, mountain hike. You start to worry, get nervous, become confused, and end up just being lost. When this begins to happen, you have to get back on track (popularly called finding your true north). You must remember your goals in life and what it is that you want most. I think the most important thing to do is to remember that you are not in this battle alone!
Deuteronomy 31:8 reminds us that, “The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
Bill George, Harvard professor, warns us to never become loners in this quote from his book “Discover Your True North.”
“All leaders experience loneliness in their careers, often when they reach their peak. People in high-pressure positions often retreat to their offices rather than listening to subordinates and trusted confidents. That’s when they are prone to make big mistakes.”
Friends, my challenge to you for this long weekend is to remember that you are not along. Think of someone you can trust that will keep you accountable and get you back on track. Invite them into your journey. This way, you’ll have someone close by that will help you stay on your true north path!