God’s Plan…Like a GPS?

August 26, 2009 at 5:19 pm (Inspiration)

GPS3This weekend we went to the church of the pastor who is going to marry us.  He referenced the verse in Proverbs 14:12 that says, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.”  He began to tell a story…

His son just recently bought him and his wife a GPS (Global Positioning System).  They were using it a while back and had entered where they were going.  As they were approaching an intersection to get onto the highway, the GPS told him to turn left.  “How can that be?”, he said.  “I know the right way to get onto the highway and it is NOT going left.  We need to go right.”  Yup, just like a man I thought.  His wife responded by saying maybe they should follow what the GPS says and if it’s not the right way they can always turn around.  So he turned left like the GPS instructed and sure enough, the road curved around and ended up going the direction they needed to go…it just didn’t appear that way.

How true is that of our lives?  How often do we THINK we know the right way but in fact, it’s not?  It made me think of how a GPS responds when you do turn the wrong way.  It starts yelling (ok, not yelling but it feels that way) RECALCULATING…RECALCULATING…and continues until you go the correct way.    If only we would follow the route God has mapped out for us, we wouldn’t be detouring and turning around so much.  It all seems to go back to faith.  Why are we so unwilling sometimes to trust that God has the best route mapped out for us?  Any thoughts?


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