Have you ever felt like you knew exactly what you were doing or where you were going only to find out that in reality you didn’t know either? I have. In fact, that happened to me today.
As my son and I were going to our homeschool co-op, I noticed that there was a traffic jam ahead of us. I decided to get past it by taking the nearest exit. In doing so, I ended up going the wrong direction of where I had intended to go. With traffic being quite busy, I waited to merge onto the road. At this point, I was feeling a bit panicky because my GPS wasn’t working right, I saw I was going to end up going the wrong way, and I was losing precious time in getting to my destination on time. Needless to say, my attempt at planning my morning route was ruined, and I didn’t know which way to go. I was a bit unfamiliar with that route. That is when I decided to make my mind stop and surrender to prayer.
I said a quick mental prayer to the Lord asking Him what I should do and which direction I should go. Immediately, I felt a leading to go right and into the left turn lane. I did. As I sat at the light waiting for the green arrow, I wondered if I should make a U turn or go left. The light turned green and I felt I should keep going left onto the road and not take a U turn. I drove for a bit and then the GPS started working again. I glanced at the GPS map and laughed. I saw exactly where I was and that it was exactly where I was supposed to be. I quickly thanked the Lord for His direction and the little lesson He taught me through this experience. The lesson is this:
- When you feel like you don’t know where to go or what to do–PRAY and TRUST GOD.
- If my plan or way doesn’t line up with God’s, then I should change my plan to match His.
- God has the path you are to travel already paved, but if you veer from that path, He WILL direct you back if you surrender to His will and leading.
Proverbs 3:5-6, ” Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct they path.”