One of my biggest life lessons here recently has been that, even though you may have goals and aspirations, it’s inevitable that one or more roads to your goals will be shut down due to an accident or some other road block. This causes you to become lost, not knowing where to go from there. When traveling, what is one thing you always want with you? A good map or GPS, right? Well, why wouldn’t you want the same thing in your life travels?
You may find yourself wondering what kind of GPS there is for life. Allow me to share with you my answer to that question. It’s pretty simple, yet ridiculously complex all at the same time. I don’t want this blog to become a platform for preaching or theological debate; but I will share my journey with you . And my life’s journey includes God. You may call Him by another name, or you may not believe in Him at all and believe that everything that we know just happened by some big explosion that started everything.
Just five short years ago I had my life all mapped out; or so I thought. I knew where I wanted to be in five years and I had a pretty good idea of what road I was going to travel to get there. I was dating Amber back then and we were talking about getting married, buying a house, and starting our family. The American Dream. Living life in pursuit of my happiness. Over the course of these past five years things have changed drastically. My life has been detoured and rerouted many times from the direction I was originally traveling. And I couldn’t be more satisfied.
Do I have everything I ever wanted? Absolutely not! Do I have even a few things that I wanted back then? Not even close. But do I have what I need? You bet I do! Losing everything I once thought I just had to have has really opened my eyes to the world. My faith in humanity has been somewhat restored in this process as well. I could fill this space with a bunch of silly cliches, but I’ll spare you – for now. Just know that I now understand that the vast majority of those cliches are true!
“It all works out in the end…if it hasn’t worked out yet, it’s not the end.”
Through everything, without exception, the one thing that has remained the same in this journey of life is my faith. It’s been worn down several times. Almost to the point where, if it were a physical thing, it would be so worn down it would be transparent. But low and behold, every single time I’ve been rerouted or detoured in life, God has been right there, showing me the right direction. Showing me that He is in control and I need to trust that He is doing things according to His will; not mine. He is the ultimate GPS – follow his lead!