“Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass.” Psalm 37:5 AMP
A few years ago, I made an appointment with a new doctor. I left home and killed a little time, and when the time came for me to leave and go to my appointment, I quickly turned on my GPS, put the address in, and left the mall parking lot. Shortly after pulling out, I heard “In 300 feet turn left”. Now, me being who I am and a know- it- all, I had already surmised how to get here. Besides, all of my doctors are located in close proximity of each other. I knew where I was going. Well at least, I thought I did. Not being a great judge of distance, and not being able to look at my phone, I missed the turn and the next thing that I hear is that annoying GPS voice saying, “Recalculating…recalculating”. I wanted to scream!
For some God-reason, this simple little incident replayed in my head and spiritual revelations bounded from my mind and on to my paper. Side note: For every physical thing, there’s a spiritual parallel, with all too real spiritual implications. So often in our lives, we get lost–in jobs, relationships, our children, etc. We, also, get turned around, detoured, stuck in traffic throughout our lives. Just as, in our attempt to get to some places physically, spiritually our destination never changes, sometimes it’s merely our course.
Think about it. You are craving your favorite food from your favorite restaurant, and have decided that TODAY you are going to have it. You’ve thought it through; you know what time of day to go. You’ve checked for coupons or specials (or at least, I do). You’ve even looked into the routes, and possibly planned what shortcuts, you’d take. All in all, at the end of the day, you’re going to get to your restaurant, order your favorite meal, and have that craving satiated. If there was an accident on the road, you waited, were rerouted, etc. Nothing stopped your determination to have your favorite meal. The same goes for your spiritual walk. Things happen and OUR timelines are rendered to naught. You know God never gives us the middle, but, instead, he gives us the beginning and the end. Sometimes, if you know everything that will happen in the middle, you’ll talk yourself out of going, instead of pushing through.
The one thing that you need to know is that you will be right where you need to be, when you need to be there. Don’t allow detours to destroy or distort your view of your destiny. Don’t think that God has forgotten or that He doesn’t care. Please wait…God is recalculating and placing you on GPS (God’s Positioning System).
A resident of Jonesville, LA, Iyna Barnes has a bachelor’s degree in English Education from Grambling State University. She is a mother to 5 year old twinces (twin princes) and is currently in her 14th year as a public school teacher. Iyna is very active as a classroom and spiritual educator.
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