Updated: Oct 23
Have you ever had your GPS take you a different way and thought it was making a mistake and decided to go your own way?
My daughter and I were going through some old photos and a picture of a trip we took to the mountains sparked a memory.
We were driving back from the mountains and the GPS sent us an entirely different direction. We were on these curvy back roads and even though the scene was much prettier, it felt like it was taking so much longer. We did not know any of the roads, we were totally trusting the GPS would get us home. Yes , there were times that we questioned and times we wanted to turn around and go the familiar route. We continued to trust and follow the road that the GPS was directing us on. I believe that just like that day on those backroads, sometimes we have no idea where God is leading us. Trust comes into place when we understand that He is all-knowing God which gives Him the ability to see what lies ahead just like our GPS system and because of this, He also knows what needs to take place and which direction we need to go in order to receive the blessings He wants to give us.
Sometimes it's hard for us to see God's vision for our lives, especially when we don't know the route, if we trust in Him and have faith, He will guide us down the right road. However, this requires us to let go of what we think we know and let God take the lead. Believing in who He is and what He says.
I love what Proverbs 3 5:6 says Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on our own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.
This verse reminds me to trust in God’s perfect will and timing.
It is living with the confidence that God always does what is best even when we do not know where we are going. By the way, we made it home and found out later we avoided a major accident that would have added hours onto our trip. So thankful that we did not go back to the familiar and that we trusted the unknown.