Sunday, October 5, 2008, 09:18 AMWritten November 2008
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The GPS (Global Positioning System) has changed the way people of the world travel. They have become reasonably priced so many people can easily afford one. The GPS receives signals from satellites to quickly and accurately calculate the position of the GPS receiver. When moving in a vehicle with a GPS you can watch your position change on the GPS display. I was amazed the first time I used a GPS to see it accurately calculate my speed and direction of travel. I have two in my work vehicle and my wife and I share one between her car and my motorcycle.
Even though the technology has drastically improved, navigating with a GPS still requires some common sense and knowledge of your route. The GPS will almost always get you to your destination but sometimes the route is not the fastest or easiest means of travel. Weíve experienced situations where the GPS will choose one route to take you to a destination and then use something completely different (and take much more time) for the return trip. Iíve traveled many dirt roads in my work vehicle that I would have been afraid to try if I didnít know my exact location. If I were to get stuck on one of these roads I could have easily directed help to find me. Even with some anomalies, the GPS is much more convenient and entertaining than simply following directions on a map. We no longer have to stop and ask for help when we arenít sure if we are headed in the right direction. (Some people do this as a last resort after we are already late for our planned arrival time.) The GPS provides a sense of security because it has the ability to accurately tell us where we are even though we may be completely lost.
We also use another type of GPS. This GPS isnít used to tell us where we are physically; it tells us where we are morally, emotionally, and spiritually. It tells us how to get back to our preplanned route when we get off track. It reminds us that life is a journey with a distinct beginning and end. This GPS is not an electronic gadget it is a book. This book was written over two thousand years ago but still applies to life as it is today. This GPS is preprogrammed with two destinations. It tells us how and why to get to one destination and how and why to avoid the other. I refer to this GPS on a daily basis. I want my life to stay on my preplanned route. I need guidance to accomplish my goals.
Some people donít like this GPS. Sometimes we choose to ignore our location in life. We donít want to face our position in life. We ignore where we are and where we are going. I lived like that for most of my adult life. Do you know someone that needs direction in their moral, emotional, or spiritual life? If you know someone in that position have them ask me about a free copy of lifeís most important GPS.
God Bless you!
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