As You Reach Your Destination
My family and I set out recently on a trip to look at a horse that was for sale. It was in another town that we hadn’t been to before, and so we quickly punched the address into our GPS so we could get on our way. The only problem is that my husband hates that thing with a passion. He will fuss and cuss at “her” (the voice of the GPS) the entire way to our destination. It is a constant struggle any time we go on a trip. It would easily zap the fun completely out of the trip if I allowed it to do so. However, I try to encourage my husband and ask him kindly not to say bad things! To me, it is an adventure! I like going where I’ve never gone before. I like looking at all the new things along the way. Why he can’t just enjoy the ride is beyond me, but I am reminded that we are two completely different individuals. He definitely likes to be in control, but the funny thing to me is that if he doesn’t know where he’s going, he is anything but “in control.”
As I have pondered this since our last trip, I couldn’t help but think of how God points us in the direction that He wants us to go. How many times do we ask for His help and His guidance? And how many times do we fight it the entire way when He lays the path before us that He wants us to take?
Are you like my husband? Do you fight every twist and turn? Do you mumble, grumble, fuss, and complain about every thing that God wants you to do? Remember now, you did seek Him first before you set out on your journey. You asked Him for direction, and He has given it to you.
It is definitely something to think about, now isn’t it?
For me, I enter the address into the GPS and trust that it will take me to my destination. No matter how many times it takes me places that I don’t understand, it does eventually get me there safe and sound. Until I reach my destination, though, I try to relax and enjoy the scenery along the way. Likewise, I trust God and cling to the following verse:
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,“ says the Lord, “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
I want to encourage you on your path. Your journey will look different than that of my own. God has plans for each of us. They may look like we’re setting out side by side initially, but God may send your life in a different direction than He sends mine. That is fine, as long as it is HIS plan.
I encourage you to pray and ask God what direction He wants you to take in your life. Where does He want you to go? What does He want you to do?
After you’ve prayed and have heard God speak, trust Him to get you safely to your destination. Surrender to Him and allow Him to guide you along your journey, your path, your walk of life. He will not lead you astray.
There may be times you’re walking in the deepest valley, and there may be other times that you’re on the highest mountain. Trust that He knows best. Have faith in His abilities to deliver you to your destination in life exactly when you’re supposed to arrive.
Trust Him as you reach your destination!
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April 16, 2014 @ 4:04 pm
What a great analogy on trusting God! I’m so glad he never leaves us or forsakes us!
April 16, 2014 @ 4:57 pm
Amen, Alli! Thank you so much for visiting today!
April 16, 2014 @ 10:22 pm
I’m so glad that I have the Lord for my GPS in life!! My husband will use his Garmin when needed, so that’s good. We just all need to stop and look at the map sometimes, huh? Great post!
April 16, 2014 @ 10:45 pm
Aww, Jamie, thank you so much!
April 17, 2014 @ 3:40 am
I love this analogy. I think ive done a mixture of both. I fight against the path bu then i follow it when I see it heading in the direction I wanted.
April 17, 2014 @ 11:56 am
Thank you, Alvina. I think we all have done this at one point or another. It’s so easy to say “Trust God” and “Have Faith” when it is smoothing sailing. When you’re going through difficult times is when we really need to put it into action and know that God’s in control. He has our best interest in His heart and mind, and He will not let go of us, especially in our time of need!
April 17, 2014 @ 6:38 am
I try to trust that He knows what my best destination is. Sometimes it’s a struggle not to try to get more of my own wants instead.
April 17, 2014 @ 11:54 am
It is, indeed, a struggle, Ellen.