Trains are a powerful, efficient way to move large amounts of goods and people from one place to another. The economies of many countries rely heavily on them to do just that, and those economies would be severely impacted if trains were all of a sudden not available.
As important as trains are, what enables them to be so effective are the tracks they run on.
Think about that. A big, powerful train requires the guidance a track provides, in order to travel swiftly and safely from Point A to Point B. Without the guidance of a track, a train is rendered useless.
Although we don’t require the guidance of a physical track as a train does, I would suggest that we could all use a “track” of sorts, to help guide us as we travel through life. However, the guidance I’m suggesting is less tangible than a physical track, and would take the form of something like:
- Sound principles
- Sacred writings
- Wise teaching
- Examples from people who have lived well
For me, I choose to be guided by the teachings and principles in Bible. Its wisdom and instruction, much like a track for a train, provide me with the direction I need for any situation I may face.
What are you using to guide you as you travel through life? We are all guided by something, even if we haven’t chosen what that “something” is. In the absence of a specific choice, we’re likely to be guided by things like:
- Peer pressure
- Popular opinion
- Expectations of others
Decide today what will guide your life. Once you do, you’ll be on track to better navigate the ups, downs, and day-to-day occurrences of your life’s journey.