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Summary: To share that no matter where we are in life, God is in control and we need to lay our Pride to the side and accept the Salvation that has been given to us.

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Have you walked through the Wrong Door?

Scripture: Isaiah 30:21 Date: 19 September 2010

Purpose: To share that no matter where we are in life, God is in control and we need to lay our Pride to the side and accept the Salvation that has been given to us.

A GPS is a very handy item in today’s world. I remember when I was in the Army how handy they were in getting us to the exact location we needed to be at.

Today, Stacy and I use ours on a regular basis. It just makes the trip a whole lot better as we can simply relax and enjoy the trip as we hear a voice tells us where to go. We have faith in the GPS that it will not lead us astray.

This reminds me of another and greater GPS that we have in life and if we listen we too will hear a voice directing us in all we do.

Would you please stand for the reading of God’s Word this morning?

Isaiah 30:21 Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it."

If you are anything like us, you spend a good amount of time in Wal-Mart when you go. It seems like every time we are in there, we always leave with more than what we went there for in the first place. A quick short trip to Wal-Mart is never the case. Sometimes I often wonder where we live?

Since we practically live in Wal-Mart, I often use their facilities. And yes, I do mean their bathrooms. This past week Stacy and I were spending some quality time in our second home, (Wal-Mart), and I had to use their facilities, (the bathroom). I told Stacy that I would be right back but that isn't how it worked out this time.

I went into the stall, and did what I needed to do and was just about ready to leave but I found myself frozen as I heard two females entering the bathroom. At first I thought to myself, “Now Kelly, did you just go into the wrong bathroom?” But I realized that wasn't the case when I heard one of the ladies say, “Why are there Urinals in here? We must be in the Men's restroom!”

These ladies had just walked through the Wrong Door but what the really awkward thing was. Was that they went ahead and did what they came in there to do. One of them told the other one to “watch out and just make sure no one comes in.” They never even realized I was in there; they just talked and talked and talked and talked. Now I know why women always go together to the restroom. Guys trust me when I tell you, “You do not want to know the things they talk about in the restroom!!”

Now, finding yourself in the wrong bathroom sure can be an embarrassing event. I know I have walked into the wrong facilities a time or two but I can tell you that once I realized where I was, I jetted and went to where I was supposed to be.

Perhaps your life has been or is that way today. Finding yourself a bit lost, in the wrong place. Maybe you have been so caught up with life in general and you have failed to notice the signs of where you are going and you have ended up in the wrong place. You have walked through the Wrong Door. The good news is this, God allows U-turns and He desires each of us to not stay where we are. He wants to guide us and allow Him to be in control.

I. G.OD IS IN CONTROL!

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

A. The world tells us that this is a negative thing. We are told that it is a sign of weakness if we are not in control of our own lives. We are told that we will not amount to anything in life unless we take control and implement our own plans for our lives.

1. Since the fall of man, we’ve been in a power struggle with God over control. We surrender to God’s will, but when His reality interferes with our daily lives, we jump right back in the driver’s seat.

VIDEO: “The Stool”

2. How committed are we to following God’s direction in our lives?

3. Praying to Jesus and telling Him you gave your life to Him was the easy part. We all can talk the talk but can we truly walk the walk?

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