111. Looking in the Wrong Place

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“Had another one of those adventures yesterday,” Stan said with a smile.

“How so?”

“Went to the hardware store,” was Stan’s response.

“Why was that an adventure?”

“Well, I am not very handy at fixing anything around the house, but once in a while I think I will give it a try.”

“One of our sliding doors is not working very well, so I thought I would go to the hardware store and get something to fix it.”

“I wandered all over the store.  I was looking, but I did not know what I was looking for.”

“I finally found a clerk and told her what I thought I was looking for.  She told me I was in the wrong department and needed to go several departments over.”

“Did you find what you were looking for?” I asked.

“Sure did,” Stan said.  “It really helps when I look in the right place!”

“Just like my relationship with God,” he added.

“For a very long time, I was looking for something, but was looking in the wrong places.  I knew I needed something to fill the emptiness, but really didn’t know what I was looking for in order to be complete.”

“In His grace, God told me I needed to be looking elsewhere.  And He not only told me where to look, He took me by the hand and led me to where I needed to be.”

“He changed my eternal destination; and He changed my life,” Stan said with a look of real contentment.


In Him you have been made complete.  Colossians 2:10.

Prayer:  Thank you, Lord, that you are the right place for me to look.  Thank you that you showed me, and that you continue to show me.  Please help me in wanting always to look only where you intend.  Thank you for leading.  Help me to follow.  Thank you I can and do come before you in the name of Jesus.  Amen.

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