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A new study from Europe has confirmed the stereotype that men hate asking for directions. Research conducted the Swinton Company found that 83 percent of male drivers ignored the advice from their satellite navigation systems on a regular basis. Less than 75 percent of women reported that they choose to disregard the computer’s advice. Those who choose to ignore the guidance offered by the navigation system labeled the devices “untrustworthy” and “inaccurate.”

Over one third of drivers reported the GPS unit has led them astray by a matter of one to five miles at one time or another. Half of the respondents said the instructions provided by the device had triggered an argument with a passenger in the car. Insurance Development Manager at Swinton, Steve Chelton said, “A sat nav should aid your own navigational abilities rather than replace them. He noted that almost two-thirds of the driver they questioned said they usually kept a map in their car “just in case.”

Man more likely to overrule sat navs than women, http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110328/od_uk_nm/oukoe_uk_britain_satnav; March 28, 2011, Illustration by Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell

There are many areas in life where we cannot trust the guidance we receive. Unfortunately, we don’t often do much better on charting our own path. Jesus has a solution.

John 14:5-6 (CEV) Thomas said, "Lord, we don't even know where you are going! How can we know the way?" (6) "I am the way, the truth, and the life!" Jesus answered. "Without me, no one can go to the Father.

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