Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Needing a Working Compass

~Tracy Frederick

It was probably the worst six months of my spiritual life. It seemed that almost daily I would learn of brothers and sisters in Christ who were leaving their spouses for another, or had committed adultery and their marriages were dissolving and I watched as several others who had been my spiritual example; my rock, my compass, turn their back on their salvation and their God . I felt as if I was walking in a spiritual landmine. Everywhere I turned someone was going down, someone was giving up their eternal home; mocking the cross of Christ. I recall the sleepless night when it all came to a head and nothing made sense anymore when a dear brother in Christ admonished me in love and simplicity. He pointed out that I had put my hope, my faith and my confidence in fallible people. He admonished me by pointing out that I was looking to humans to be a godly example (I Cor 10:12). He reminded me of Peter who when on the water turned his eyes back to the world and saw the impossibilities and lost hope (Matt. 14:29). He reminded me people aren’t God. He admonished me to get a new compass, a new rock, one that is guaranteed to never change, never falter and never fail me: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever” Hebrews 13:8.


  1. Amen, sister! I have been there, and found the same solution in Christ. Re~focus on the RIGHT focus!

    Love you!