The GPS said “Rerouting. In a quarter mile, make a U-turn”.

It was dark and foggy and the needle of my gas meter was slowly pointing to Empty. Why is this GPS rerouting? I don’t know my way…where is it taking me to?

Fortunately, I was able to get gas. I got back in my car and continued driving as the GPS led. “In a quarter mile, your destination will be on the left”

“Finally!”, I thought.

After a quarter mile, I looked around and my destination was not on my left. Where I was directed to was not where I intended to be but  the GPS confidently told me that my destination was on the left.  Maybe right? Nope…my destination was not on the right.

Whenever I am lost, I cry. I cry hysterically because I do not like being lost. So, I turned down the music in my car, banged on my steering wheel a few times and kicked the floor of my car as tears started running down my face because doing that will obviously get me to my destination, right?

I checked my phone and there it was – the answer to all my anxiety. I had entered in the wrong address into the GPS (insert hand over face emoji here).

What is the point of a journey if you are headed in the wrong direction? You can drive as fast as you can and in the best car known to man, but will still be at a loss if you end up in the wrong  place.

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct[a] your paths.

The most painful thing is to waste resources, time and energy on a plan or dream that is not meant to be yours to begin with. We sometimes either get too excited or impatient to wait on God’s direction for the steps that we are to take. We put an address into our GPS and do not double check our destination or at least make sure the right thing has been entered. We think of a plan and ZOOM!

But where are you going?

Who is directing your path?

 

Acknowledging God is not a death sentence or a nuisance. Acknowledging God does not imprison your mind or make you paralyzed in your thoughts.

Acknowledging God is just letting God in on every decision you need to make through trust. Trust that His plans and will for your life is in your best interest and freely allow yourself to be led by Him. If you find that it’s hard to invite God into your everyday life, search your heart and ask if you trust God at all. If you were stuck between a rock and a hard place, will you trust God to step in at the right time or is your trust only at its peak in perfect moments?

Perfect Obedience would be perfect happiness, if only we had perfect confidence in the power we are obeying.

Do you have enough confidence in God to let Him lead you?