My destination was one light, one u-turn away. I could see the building and it was just a stone’s throw away.
I turned off my GPS; after all, I could see the destination. I’ve got this.
The light turned green and I made my u-turn. I looked for the entrance but figured it must be just off this ramp that went around to the left side of the building…
That ramp, however, was the entrance to a superhighway that took me south another 9 miles before I could even turn around! It was too late to back out. The extra 25 minutes I had just added to my trip allowed me for some reflection time.
Twenty-five minutes…to reach a destination that I would have been able to literally walk to in 30 seconds….
Where did I go wrong?
*was it the U-turn?
*was it entering the ramp?
I knew. I went wrong when I turned OFF my GPS. I had placed my confidence in my own ability to take control. I was convinced that what I could see with my own eyes…must be reality. “I can take it from here!” “I’ve got this!”
As I sped down the highway, taking the “scenic view” , the Holy Spirit quietly reminded me that in life, He is the “GPS” that guides me and that I should never turn Him off, even when I am convinced I know where I am going.