I drove to Birmingham, Alabama last weekend. This is monumental for me as I do not travel without my husband. I have a horrible sense of direction and cannot read a map. Well I figured with the new navigational system I would be fine and set out for a soccer tournament with my son and two of his team mates.
All went very well until I missed a turn and the system told me to turn left when left would have put me in the median. So I panicked.
I kept driving and the system kept saying recalculating, then I realized I did not have phone service which was a double whammy. I drove about 3 miles to the next exit so that I could turn around. Again the system kept saying recalculating and with the phone service still gone I was really frazzled. As I approached the missed turn. I had a message on my phone from a team parent telling me to bypass Jasper and take exit 85 as is was now open. So another U-turn and back I went. As I arrived to my destination I was struck by the spiritual application this little mishap really had. Sometimes I just drive along the road of life on auto-pilot, just waiting for the next direction. When somthing unfamiliar happens, like missing the turn, I try in vain to go back, back to the familiar, the known. The unknown scares me. I had all the tools I needed to move ahead yet I just wanted to go back. I want to go back to a place where I know my relationship with the Lord was stronger, I make so many u-turns to try to get there I miss the only road to a closer relationship with Him. That road is called Time. Time with Him is the only way to arrive at my true destination(heaven) with Peace and joy, and just like that parent told me the road was Opened I need to be receptive to hearing from fellow believers that I may not be going "the right way".
Have a great weekend.