I have a GPS and I use it! My husband bought it for me when we moved to the country. I could not get my bearings. Oh I could get where I needed to go but I couldn’t “see” how I was getting there. I always felt like I was driving in circles. So for my birthday he gifted me a cute little companion for my car. And lo and behold I could “see” again.
Now, I rarely need it. However, from time to time I will plug-in an address that I am very familiar with just to see if my friendly car companion knows a quicker route. Inevitably I do not take her suggestion because I know better. This keeps her busy “re-calculating” the route.
There are times when I think my cute little GPS gives me just a little too much attitude. As she is re-calculating the directions to compensate for what I am sure is deemed pure ignorance on my part she cops a little attitude and demands that I “return to the highlighted route” “return to the highlighted” “re-calculating”, “re-calculating”. Over and over and what seems louder and with a little more persistance each time. I do get a kick out of the hoops my little GPS jumps through trying to keep up with my meanderings.
I have in the past taken an off ramp or two in life. I am sure God was not surprised by my change in direction. As patient as the LORD is with each of us and the choices we make in life, HE may have whispered to me on many an occasion “re-calculating” “return to the highlighted route”. I am very thankful that I have found my path in life and it is highlighted by God’s grace and mercy and unconditional love.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”