Saturday, Jul 24, 2021

Better Than Siri and GPS: The Importance of Following God’s Direction

Not knowing where you're going isn't a bad thing when you're following God's direction.

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Author, blogger, lover of coffee, and all things Jesus. By profession, Alecia is a teacher and administrator. She recently published her first book "The Thing Is...", a poignant look at suffering and endurance. She is privileged to share her love for Christ through her writing.

We were heading to visit a pop-up shop. You know, where they showcase different small business owners. Because it was a pop-up, it was in a location that usually didn’t house the brands being hosted. The address had to be put in the GPS, and of course, it didn’t make it easy to find where we were going. One thing about Siri, iPhone users, she’s going to take you where she wants you to go.

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Anyhoo, although it didn’t seem as though we were going in the right direction, we confirmed that we were. My niece, who was riding in the backseat, spoke up and said, “We’re going the right way, but we don’t even know where we’re going.” This was a true statement, as we had no idea the actual location, and had never been there before, but eventually, we got there by following the directions and going the way the system was taking us.

Follow God’s Direction Wherever He Leads

I got to thinking about the importance of trusting God and following His direction. Oftentimes, we are going the right way, but have no idea where we’re going because we are following His lead.

God doesn’t always reveal the entire map before He sends us on a journey, which is probably the hardest part about following. I have had to realize that not knowing doesn’t necessarily mean I am on the wrong path, but rather I am being led by the Creator of the path. 

So, What’s the Play Call?

I know there may be times when it seems the GPS that God has set for you is leading you in the wrong direction, but know that with Him, you can’t go wrong. Here are a few things to remember when you don’t recognize your surroundings while following God’s direction:

  1. God is your source. When you allow God’s leading, He will make provision for you. “but they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31
  2. God is your protection. When driving, there is always a chance of an accident or collision, but when you are going the way God has prepared, He handles all situations. “For thou art my rock and my fortress; Therefore for thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me.” Psalms 31:3
  3. God can handle your emotions. I don’t know about you, but when I feel turned around or confused, my emotions can go all over the place and cause me to be irrational. Let God help you manage those emotions. “From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, When my heart is overwhelmed: Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” Psalms 61:2
  4. God is the ultimate guide. No matter what way appeals to you, His will always be best. “For this God is our God for ever and ever: He will be our guide even unto death.” Psalms 48:14

There is no path greater than one set by God. He has the master plan and is calling you to follow Him. 

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