My husband, Chuck, got a BlackBerry for me after my old cell phone died. He absolutely loves his and wanted to share the joy of being connected to the world every waking moment with me! I'm learning to text and getting used to reading the news on my BlackBerry.
But, one of the coolest things on my new Blackberry is the GPS. I'm going to visit our daughter, Amy, later today. She lives over 500 miles away. I put in her address last night and each turn popped up on my screen...all the street names I couldn't remember...neatly spelled out for me. I don't have to worry about getting lost!
God can do that, too, you know. He doesn't need batteries. He's never obsolete...and he doesn't require a monthly fee for his services. But, he always knows where I am...and he always knows the best way to get to my destination...even when I don't.
There is one difference in God's version of GPS for you life. You only get directions...one turn at a time. And you do have to listen...and be willing to take the turn and keep walking until you come to the next fork in the road.
I was talking with my friend, Susan, yesterday. We've been friends since we were 5 years old. She said that she used to think that she could plan her life herself...sort of parallel to God's path. Then... she would invite God to join her on her path. But things never seemed to go right. Then one day she realized that life would be a lot easier if she joined God on the path he offered instead. Her life changed dramatically for the better after she did.
So, whether your life is stuck in traffic. Or you're moving through life swiftly, but notice that you keep ending up in the same spot...ask God to show you his road. God doesn't guarantee the road will always be smooth...but he does promise that he'll always be there to carry you over the bumpy places. Try God's GPS...it's a custom planned journey just for you...because you're an original...and you've got something special to do!