Yesterday as I prepared to travel back to Memphis, I decided that I was going to take a different route when I reached the Tennessee line, and I also decided that I wasn’t going to use my GPS….simply because I rely on it too much. I’ve been here almost 3 months and if my GPS stops working, I want to be able to get home no matter where I am.
So when I passed the sign “Welcome to Tennessee” I took a random exit and I drove while looking at street names, trying to find a familiar one. For the next 15 minutes, I kept driving; unfortunately, still no sign of a familiar street name. Still determined not to use my GPS, I kept driving, taking random turns and looking for a familiar building or anything that may catch my attention. Still, no luck. Now, I had been driving for at least 35 minutes. I thought, if I had used my GPS, I would be home by now. Frustrated and still determined not to use my GPS because I wanted to figure this out on my own, I kept driving. It seemed like I was going in circles. I even almost had an accident, but I kept going.
When I finally looked up, I saw the “Welcome to Arkansas” sign. I broke then- I pulled over at the nearest gas station and put my address in my GPS. Lol …..and I was home in 26 minutes.
At that time, the Holy Spirit spoke to me. We go throughout life trying to do it and figure it out on our own, taking random turns, going in circles, and on purposeless journeys and missions …..until we break or find ourselves in dark, unfamiliar places.
But did you know you have your own GPS? God’s Personal Support- The Bible is your “map” and the Holy Spirit is the “voice.” Use your “GPS.” It is there to lead and guide you, but if you never consult with it, you just end up….going nowhere with time wasted. God wants to lead you at every life turn and through every unknown situation.
The LORD says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you. (Psalms 32:8 NLT)