Roadtrip: Destination Destiny
Highways. I love them. I love the freedom to drive in the direction of my destination without traffic lights, stop signs, or detours. They are by far the quickest most efficient way to get where you want to go. There is only one problem. They can be long. Depending on the destination, highways can be long and uninteresting.
A few years ago I was yearning for insight regarding a particular area of my life. I wanted to know. Is there a divine destination in all of this? Did I miss the exit? And if not, why does it seem like there is no end in sight? Like many of us get, I was inpatient, tired and frustrated. I just wanted to know. God, are we there yet?
God gave me the metaphor of a highway that day and I will never forget what He said to me -- Destiny is like a highway. Stay on that highway if you want to get to your purposed destination. Exits are always an option. However, you can spend days, months, or even years at an inviting exit only to realize detours are costly.
Grace provides the strength needed to continue on the path no matter how long and discouraging it may appear. Not only that, grace provides everything we need for the journey. Everything. Thereby making exits on the highway of destiny obsolete.
So I have choices. I can impatiently and incessantly question in my heart the path God has chosen and settle for an exit along the way. Or, I can sit back and enjoy it with all of its twists and turns, surprises, and grace.
Grace be with you all.