Some parts of the world are easier to find direction in than others. In Denver, the mountains are always in the west. Therefore, if the mountains are on the left, we are facing or traveling north. If they are on the right, then we know we are facing or heading south.
Other places, however, seem absolutely impossible to get a sense of direction. Without some sort of geographical marker, identifying north from south, or east from west is nearly impossible. It does not take long to recognize why it is so important to have direction.
Pilots fly by what is known as IFR (Instrument Flying Rules). IFR involves relying on a plane’s instruments instead of one’s own senses. Certain conditions can create a false sense of direction causing pilot error.
Leaders are involved in the task of providing direction for others. If we are to provide the right kind of direction, therefore preventing error, we must use the true God given instrument.
God’s word is the only instrument needed if we are to provide true spiritual direction.