Miracles News

July-September, 2021

God’s Personal Servant

by Rev. Barbara Goodman Siegel, Ordained Ministerial Counselor

God’s Personal Servant is your GPS. It goes by different names: the Holy Spirit, Higher Holy Self, Jesus, intuition, etc. You can call it Charlie if you want, it doesn’t really matter. All that matters is that the name you call it resonates with you. God gave us a Personal Servant to guide us back to Him and like any good servant, it doesn’t intrude unless it is asked. Our GPS can never give us wrong directions as its destination was preset by its Creator.

When we our lost, we feel fear. That fear takes many forms: depression, anxiety, even anger. When we feel this fear, it is a warning to stop, ask, and listen to what direction our GPS, our Personal Servant given to us by God, tells us to correct to.

Many of us don’t even know we have a GPS, and for many of us who do know, we have not been willing to listen. We prefer to get out the maps that we, our friends, teachers, family, religion, culture, political party, and society have made for us.

“I’d rather do it myself,” we think. Then, we get lost and rather than asking our GPS for direction, we pull out another one of our maps. We can be very stubborn and very proud.

“Certainly I can do this! It can’t be that hard. Look at all the maps I have” we tell ourselves. And round and round we go.

For some of us, it isn’t until we find ourselves in the middle of nowhere and filled with fear that we finally realize all our maps are incorrect.

Then, if we are lucky, we meet a teacher who says to us: “My dear, you have an inner GPS system that will always tell you what direction to go in. You have to listen carefully because its voice is soft and you may not hear it over your conditioned habit to listen to your own booming voice telling you to follow your well-worn maps. You have to get very still and be very present and willing to hear its gentle, soft voice.”

Often, we don’t listen to the first teacher and off we go thinking: “That can’t be right.” And we come across another teacher, and to our amazement, she tells us the same thing as the first teacher and so on and so forth.

For many of us it will take several teachers and several times of turning to our GPS for direction and then going back to our maps before we learn to trust the GPS. But, as we go along we become more and more reliant on God’s personal servant and we realize that when we listen to our GPS, we don’t feel lost. Indeed, we feel at peace and held in love.

Eventually, we stop using our collection of maps all together and listen only for the voice of our dear, loving Servant.

Then, the day comes when we meet someone on the road who tells us they are lost and we say: “Do you know that God gave every one of us, all (seemingly) seven billion, a Personal Servant? It is an infallible GPS system.”

“Oh no,” says the stranger, “I don’t think that God would have given me such a precious gift.”

“Dear One,” you say, “All God’s souls are equal and worthy of His GPS and you are one of His beautiful souls. There is no doubt that you have a GPS!”

You go on to explain to the stranger how all the maps she has been following are incorrect and you give the stranger directions on how to listen to her GPS. You reassure her that it will always find the best path for her to take.

You tell her not to worry, that if she should get lost again because she didn’t trust her GPS, and she got out her old maps, all she need do is stop, become still and ask her GPS which way to go and, in that very instant, her GPS will gently correct her direction from the place where she is.

“What will happen to the map makers?” the stranger asks.

“Oh, the map makers” you say with a smile. “Eventually, everyone will be using their GPS and all the map makers will go out of business.”

Rev. Barbara Goodman Siegel, O.M.C. is a Pathways of Light minister and author of: Finding Your Self In The Mirror: Awakening through Mirror Affirmations for the 365 Lessons of A Course in Miracles. She lives in St. Louis, MO.
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