I’m Lost


“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.