Where is this GPS taking me?
Graduation seasons is upon us! Shout out to all the graduates from high schools and colleges worldwide! It’s literally my favorite time of the year. I get so excited for my friends when they walk that stage! I remember being in the same position and I cannot wait to do it again. However, that’s not the purpose of this blog post. Although, I will be telling a story of a recent journey to one of my childhood best friend’s graduation.
May 7th I woke up and got myself together to get ready to go to my sister’s graduation. The graduation took place in a smaller town, which I was familiar with however I had not been to this campus. So, I put the address in my GPS. I viewed the directions and quickly said to myself: “what is this thing talking about? Why would it take me this way and not on the interstate?”. The GPS was leading me down a backroad, which I felt didn’t make sense. In my mind clearly the interstate made more sense and plus it would be quicker. Now remember, I told you I have NEVER been to this campus before and it’s located in a small town. However, I just knew that the campus wasn’t in the middle of nowhere. Oh boy, I was wrong!
I walk out the door, hop in my car, and tell my lovely GPS that she is going have to reroute and keep up with me. HA! I wish you could have been in the car with me. This was the worst ride I had ever been on. Once I got off the interstate, I was taken down so many hills and curves. My nerves and anxiety was NOT ready for all of that. After a long hour journey to this college campus I FINALLY made it and made it safely. When graduation ended we heading back to our hometown for the celebration, so I put the address back home into my GPS and I decided this time I was going to just do what the GPS told me to do. How about this GPS took me back home on a totally different path, didn’t place me on the interstate, but actually placed me on the backroad I was trying so hard to avoid on the way to my destination. The ride back home was so much smoother with no hills or curves, and to my surprise the backroad it placed me on was a road that I was familiar with. I knew where I was and with at least 30 minutes left of the drive back to my hometown, I was able to turn my GPS off in peace. I definitely had to laugh at myself, I seen what God was doing.
I know you are probably saying by now get to the point Courtney! Okay Okay! Here’s the point: we often try to tell our GPS, God, that we know what is best for us. We try to convince not only God but ourselves that we got it all under control. However, we must come to terms with the fact that we DON’T know what is best for us and we are in control of the bare minimum. God knows the best paths we should take. What can you learn from my journey? Well I hope that you learn that when you take matters into your own hands, you can make things worse. You will end up on the most horrendous roads, praying that God keeps you. IF we just trust in Him, trust in His plan, and take our hands off of situations our journey will be more peaceful than stressful and chaotic.
So friend my prayer for us today is to LET GO! I pray that we slap ourselves on the hand anytime we try to get in God’s seat. I pray that we come to peace with the fact that we do not serve a failing God. The God we serve is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all we can ask or think. The God we serve knows what we need before we know we need it. I pray that we speak light and positivity over us daily. I pray that we put God first in all things. When God is first there is no confusion but peace and order. I pray that we STOP trying to figure out the why’s to everything and find peace in knowing that God will bring together every piece of the puzzle in His timing. It may not make sense right now, but it will come together. Let God be God!