“I don’t believe this!” I cried.
I was lost. I had less than an hour before my next appointment, which was at least a 40-minute drive away. Acknowledging my condition, I pulled out my GPS and entered the address. It informed me that my destination was only 14 minutes away.
“Yeah, right!” I said, but decided to follow the directions anyway.
Within a few seconds, the GPS directed me to turn down a side street and drive for a mile.
“There’s no way that I’m going to make this meeting.”
Soon, I found myself in a short line of cars driving up a small hill. Then I heard the GPS say “Board Ferry.”
“Ferry?” I questioned. “No, I’m not boarding a ferry.”
But it was too late. I was in the line of traffic being directed onto a small ferry. To my surprise, the ferry was still boarding. Within minutes, we had crossed the river and I was a short 8-minute drive from my destination.
I initially wanted to break that GPS, but now I’m really pleased that I followed its directions.
I sometimes do the same thing with the Lord. I’m all set for a long haul project, but then I hear Him saying, “It’s not going to take all of that. Just follow Me. I’ll lead you where you need to go.”
Proverbs 3:5-6 instructs us to Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths. (HCSB).
My GPS directed me in a good way across the ferry. However, there have been times when the updates on the GPS have not been kept up and I find myself more lost than before. Fortunately, the Lord never needs updating. He is faithful and doesn’t lose power when you turn off your car engine.
He’s worth following.
Nice story! I’ve always wondered why we wait until we are lost and feeling hopeless before we turn to our GPS. I also find it interesting that your GPS took you on a route you’d have never come up with yourself. hmmmm….
Thanks, Charles. I certainly would have never gone that way.
Wonder how the world would be if everyone followed Gods directions, even if it doesnt make sense or is very scary. If every christian followed Gods directions how many people would want a personal relationship with Jesus. Thats leading by example