“Google it. Just Google it, would you please?” she pleaded.
“I know where it is. I don’t need Google to tell me where I’m going. I know exactly where I am,” his confident reply.
Ugh. If my dad had lived long enough to enter the digital world, this would have been a regular conversation with him. We went some fascinating places when I was a kid, I mean, truly interesting. Too bad we could never go back. He had no idea of how we got there.
This is often true for life in general. And while it often turned out great for my family’s outings, there were times we ended up absolutely nowhere, impossibly lost and the day wasted.
From a spiritual journey perspective, this can, unfortunately, be a familiar route. Have you ever taken a wrong turn and ended up someplace you didn’t want to go?
I’ve been there more often than I’d like to admit, forging ahead, confident, resisting the urge to check the “map” and found myself incredibly lost. But never hopelessly lost.
God has the best GPS system, ever. Even when I zig instead of zag, I’m never beyond His ability to know exactly where I am and how to get me back on track. Just like the GPS in my car, when I’m off course, the lady in the box politely announces, “recalculating” and directs me to the right path once again. The Holy Spirit does the same thing. Usually very politely. On occasion, less so.
God is always ready to help me get back back on that narrow path He’s called me to. He tells us that it’s a challenging route that many will find difficult.
“Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it,” Matthew 7:14 (NKJV).
The Lord never gives up on me, regardless of my wrong turns. I’m going to get there, despite my stubbornness and pride in wanting to do it myself.
Thank you, God that you never look at me, shake your head and think, “You can’t get there from here.” The path may be narrow, but it’s never closed. If I am willing to consult with the best direction giver ever, I will make it safely to my destination – even when I’m not exactly sure where that is. That’s okay, ‘cause He knows, and I’m willing to go along for the ride.