Thank God for Siri and Google maps because directions are difficult and the lack of directions makes things feel almost impossible. I normally just use landmarks and familiar sights when I try to navigate through my city. However, every so often I have to go somewhere I have never been before, and there are no familiar signs to give me confidence that I am going in the right direction. I have to just follow the turn-by-turn instructions that Google maps gives to me, albeit a little late sometimes.
I sorrowfully have to confess that I sometimes feel like God has given me a destination but neglected to give me any directions on how to get there. There are many times when my “head knowledge” of the Lord doesn’t make it to my heart. I know that the Lord is sovereign, kind, holy, and His ways are perfect. I know that Jeremiah 29:11-13 is true. However, in the middle of my most painful and complicated seasons, I often feel confused, desperately wishing I had a detailed map of every twist and turn. My deep fear is that I will make a wrong turn even as I try to follow Christ’s leading; and when I do…I will be lost and have no one to blame but myself.
If you are paralyzed trying to find God’s will for you, or if God’s GPS answer to your particular situation seems broken, what do you do? Let us be thankful that God knew us before we were born, and He knows what our worries are and will be.
He graciously provided us with His word, such as Proverbs 6:3 which states: Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
So keep going! Commit your plans to the Lord! Have faith that He not only knows the road behind you, but He also knows the road ahead of you. The Father knows that you are trying your very best to follow His lead, and He will make your path straight.
Sequaisa McPherson, Database Administrator