Enjoying the Ride

Michael Beck

“Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” (Psalm 16:11)

Purpose can put “fuel in our tank.” It can keep us going. Solomon kept himself busy. But there is a difference between purpose and godly direction. The world wants us to dream big. Satan himself can give us plenty of goals to achieve. We can spend our whole lives on nothing.

A life well lived is a life lived unto God. It begins with the surrender of ourselves to our Creator. We vacate the throne of our life. We are no longer in charge. We are no longer the architect of our own good life. We say, “Lord, what would You have me to do? Show me the path of life!”

And with this newfound look to Jesus as our Lord we are all ears for Him to order our steps in the way of His choosing. Now, we have purpose, and our one purpose is to love Him. The big goal of each day is now simply to obey our Lord, even in the little things.

When you know you’re on the right road, the ride is so much more enjoyable.

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.