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Perception means becoming aware of something through the senses, a mental impression.

I know the layout of my furniture in every room quite well, but thrown into total darkness I’m bumping into stuff. I thought I was headed in the right direction, but I wasn’t. My perception was way off. Then I thought, if we can’t always trust our perceptions, then what?

Back to my stumbling in darkness, I realized that if I walked along the edge of an area rug, it would keep me headed in the desired direction. I used the rug as a guide, which is similarly true for people unable to use their sight. They use various guides to keep them on a specific path.

Navigating life decisions can be just as tricky. Our perceptions alone may skew the trajectory of our destination.

There is a way (that seems) right to a man, But its end is the way of death. Proverbs 14:12, 16:25 NASB

We need assistance—guides to keep us on track, point us the right way. Many of us have varying forms of guides in our lives we can trust—parents—family—friends—most importantly God’s word.

Use wisdom, tap into the guides you’ve been given that will help you stay the course, so you’ll end up where you want to be.


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