When we knew we were moving to Dallas, Tom and I decided to get a global positioning system better known as a GPS. We got it on sale and it was worth what we paid for it. It’s been a handy thing to have. It talks to you. It tells you what time you should arrive and upcoming turns. I’ve named her Roxy. She sounds like a Roxy. Anyway, it took a little getting use to.
There are a plethora of highways around here and for a new comer it can be a little confusing. If you can’t get into the correct lane (because of traffic) then you could miss your exit. The other problem I had was telling the difference of whether Roxy wanted me to get on the service road or highway after making a sharp turn. You know when you get off at an exit you can either go left or right, if you’re not paying attention then you get on the wrong road. The good thing is Roxy will get you back on the right track eventually.
The other thing Roxy does is give you alternate routes if you want to try a different path. Since new roads are added all the time, you can even download updates. When you don’t have an address then you enter cross streets. When you get to where you’re going Roxy says, “You have reached your destination.”
We’ve tried to learn how to get places without it so that we don’t become dependent on Roxy. We are getting there.
What if a GPS was called a God Positioning System? How would that change things? I would be able to program what road my life should to take. I would be able to listen to His voice clearly. If I took a wrong turn, He would be able to tell me how to get home. Wouldn’t it be great to know that in 1.8 miles you have to get off this road and take another? Wouldn’t it be helpful to know that in 2 miles you will be making a right turn? Unlike Roxy, God is fully up to date on all the roads available and those that are not yet built.
I try to listen, but don’t always hear clearly. I sometimes get distracted by other voices. I’m encouraged that God is with me. He loves me and directs my path. He cares enough when I make a wrong turn because I wasn’t listening to get me turned around and back on track. If I ask Him, He will answer. If I seek Him, I will find Him. He doesn’t hide from me. He’s right where He’s always been. I’m the one who sometimes go into hiding. I sometimes think I know how to get to there and I don’t even ask Him. Sometimes I want to take an alternate route. I’m usually wrong when I take my own path. It’s seems it usually best to ask Him before I start on my journey which way I should go. It takes less time to get there.
Wouldn’t it be sweet to hear God say, “You have reached your destination.”
© Nadine Zawacki 2008