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Directionally Challenged

Somewhat recently, I was in an unfamiliar building and stepped into the ladies room. After washing my hands, I turned to exit only to open the broom closet. (I have never told anyone this embarrassing secret.) 🙂 Now you know; “I have gotten lost in a bathroom.” HA!

Getting from point A to point B can be challenging, not to mention humorous for a directionally challenged person! The issue, for me, is to remember the big picture. I tend only to see what is directly in front of me. My mind pictures the street view of the path.  However, it is crucial to understand the satellite view as well.  I have learned to use Google maps or even an old-fashioned map to guide me. The plan allows me to get from my starting point to my desired destination. If I don’t follow the road map, I will end up off track. Um, like in a broom closet.

I often need guidance in life’s journey as well. I need to know how to get from point A to Point B in a job situation, a question with marriage or child rearing. Sometimes, I am tempted to base my life decisions on what makes sense from my current “street” view.

How about you? Do you ever get a little lost? Do you, like me, need guidance?

God invites us to come to Him. He offers direction when we do not know which way to turn. Proverbs 3:5-6 reads “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

My heavenly Father has the full picture. He sees the beginning and the end at the same time! God knows what is best for my life. He has the roadmap. I need to trust the One with the bigger picture.

Isaiah 30:21 (NIV) “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” 

Trust His plan ladies. Move forward! Let’s get to the correct destination instead of the broom closet. 🙂

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1-2 (NIV)

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