So as I was driving home from my boyfriends house last night I cranked the worship music and settled in for the long drive. I normally hate the drive because for starters, it’s butt long (about 45 minutes) and two I’m normally tired. Well as the minutes passed and the tracks on my cd came and went I began to really just cry out to God. Do you ever want to be so intimately close with God that you just cry? To feel close to Him, to know He’s there? Well tonight a lot of stuff that is going on in my life sat heavy on my shoulders when really I needed to lay it at the foot of the cross. God gave me a revelation that I thought was worth sharing with yall. I hope it has some sort of “light bulb” moment for you as it did me.
Every time I drive out to his house or I am driving home I take the same route. I take the same turns, stop at the same stop lights, slow down in the places I know that cops stake out. You know the timing of the stop lights and how long the lights normally last….. you get the picture. For anyone that has driven for at least a while and has acertain route that you take to school or work you know that you sometimes go into autopilot. You stop paying attention to what’s around you because you are so use to it. You stop paying attention to the street signs and all the other signs that are on the roads.
How often in your life do you ask God for direction? You say, “Lord, speak to me, I need direction, I’m lost!” Are youreally lost or are you just on “auto pilot” because you take the same “route” in your life. Have you stopped paying attention to the stuff that God has ALREADY put in your life to direct you because you’re just so use to it you by pass it?
I am horrible with directions and getting lost so I normally end up calling people to ask for directions. I once waslooking for a street and the person I was on the phone with was giving me directions. I asked for a land mark and he said, “Look for the sign that is green with the street name on it”. Smart butt hahah but it was true. Sometimes we want God to give us this huge sign or direction when really all we need to do is follow the ones that were already there.
We were giving a wonderful set of directions that sometimes we forget about. The Bible!
[NKJV] Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct(a) your paths.
*(a) Or make smooth or straight
[AMP] Proverbs 3:5-6 “Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain
[AMP] Psalm 119:66 “Teach me good judgment, wise and right discernment, and knowledge, for I have believed (trusted, relied on, and clung to) Your commandments.”
There are so many directions and “road signs” in the bible if we would just get off auto pilot and start paying attention to them. They have been there all along, we just need to take the time to acknowledge them. What would this world be like without street signs, or stop signs or stop lights, or lines on the road?!? It would be sheer chaos! So whenever chaos in your life starts rearing its ugly head, stop and remember that you have the perfect set of directions already written out for you.
I pray whoever reads this gets something out of it like I did. Let God lead your life whenever you are feeling lost or out of control. Let Him lead you in the right direction. With the Word as your foundation, let nothing shake you of the path you’re suppose to be on.