Saturday, June 8, 2013

Life's little detours....

A couple weeks ago I went on a trip and followed the directions given by the gps.  I figured it would get me where I needed to I was driving and the interstate that I was on turned into a regular road and then ended.  The GPS then put me on a long (very long) back country road that weaved around and around in the mountains with multiple one car bridges and little bitty roads.  At one point there were actually port-a-potties along the route and portable stop lights.  It was a little weird at times and seemed like we would be "lost" forever.  But, the GPS did eventually get us where we were going and guided us along the way.  It reminded me of life in a way.  So often, life comes at us and we end up on some path that seems random and does not make sense.  We hit potholes and wander seemingly lost.  We have twists and turns and bumps in the roads.  It is funny to me how we handle these crazy routes.  Some of us freak out and cannot handle it.  Some of us just kind of roll with it.  And, I think most of us are somewhere in the middle.  Which one are you?  I think that I tend to roll with it and know that I will end up where I am supposed to be, but I also grumble and worry a bit along the way.  I also think that I find a way to laugh and find the humor in it.  Maybe this would be an interesting people study....I think eventually I want to be the kind of person who doesn't worry at all and completely trusts God.  I think I am getting closer to that and I think he has really been working on me a lot for the past couple of years.  I feel like maybe I am closer to being that way than I am to not being that way if that makes sense.  I have not really enjoyed the whole process of letting go, but I do think it is important and worthy of doing!

Proverbs 3:5-6

New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
Trust in the Lord with all your heart.
    Do not depend on your own understanding.
In all your ways remember him.
    Then he will make your paths smooth and straight.