Recently I have needed to travel quite a bit. I appreciate a good but flexible itinerary and I also like time to explore on my own.
The most important thing to keep in mind when I am “on the road” is that things often change. A flight might be delayed or cancelled. If I am traveling by car there might be a traffic delay or a problem with my vehicle. There may be a detour that allows for an unusual adventure, if I quit stewing about the delay.
Life can be like that too! You’ve got a plan and you seek to execute it but something interrupts the itinerary. Maybe someone else inserted their agenda. Maybe your destination changed because you made some choices that took you on a detour.
This is life.
There are some things we have control over but not everything. You might think you are going one place but things aren’t adding up to that.
Where are you headed?
This seems to be the better question. If you think about what you are hoping to accomplish, are the things you are doing now heading you in that direction? Are the people you are spending time with encouraging you in your goal? Have you asked God for His insight on the matter? Sometimes He speaks through prayer and Scripture and sometimes He uses people in our lives to influence us.
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. [Psalm 119:105 NIV]
Lord, face me in the direction I need to go and direct my footsteps and clear my path. Amen.
On the way,