A person's life consists not of what we plan or achieve, but of whether one is prepared to recognise that God is in control and whether one is prepared to accept His control, or to reject it in favour of one's own machinations.
Most of us have encountered a sense of disorientation in our youth and a lack of direction in our lives and I was no exception. Perhaps more so than most, after having been raised within the strong, restrictive, religious church of the Exclusive Brethren.
This autobiography will take the reader on a sometimes tortuous journey of not only discovering that Compass, but after looking back, trace God's hand in directing my footsteps.
After three and a half decades of service with the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, during which time I was faced with many dangerous and life-threatening challenges - being able to rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep; looking death in the face and being part of the miraculous restoration to life after the death of a baby - I had the privilege of being asked to fly a new aircraft from Switzerland to Perth.
To acknowledge God in one's life, is to find the greatest sense of fulfilment.