One day I was leaving the Westbank on my way to my parents house in Mandeville. I knew the way, but put my GPS on just for an estimated arrival time.
As I began driving in the direction I needed to go, my GPS was telling me to go in a different direction. In a direction that appeared to be the opposite of the actual direction I needed to head. The estimated arrival time at this time was 6:07pm. I continued on my way figuring my GPS would catch up with me, but it just kept rerouting and telling me to turn around.
I then heard Libby and Jojo talk about four different accidents and two specifically in the route I was headed. So I finally decided to listen to my GPS, but with consequences. Remember that 6:07 estimated arrival time? Yeah, no, now it said 6:28. (Insert face palm emoji right here).
This got me thinking about God’s plans for our lives and ironically the verse of the day that day was Proverbs 19:21. It reads:
“You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.”
You think God was trying to tell me something that day? I think so!
Oftentimes, we think we know the plans God has for us, so much that we can at times ignore that still small voice that says, “turn left” or “go in this direction.” As we continue to ignore the voice of the Holy Spirit. And instead go our own way we are not destined to that wrong direction, but we must make a choice to we allow God to reroute us. We can trust his plans, it is when we take matters into our own hands that we get hurt and have to face the consequences of those choices.
Psalms 33:20-22 TPT says,
“The Lord alone is our radiant hope and we trust in him with all our hearts. His wrap-around presence will strengthen us. As we trust, we rejoice with an uncontained joy
flowing from Yahweh! Let your love and steadfast kindness overshadow us continually, for we trust and we wait upon you!”
Instead of going your own way today, trust in the God of radiant hope who will never fail to guide you.