Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Road Work

It seems like today everywhere I turned road work was going on. I've had to detour on dirt roads, move over for big flashing arrows and dodge street painters. It's funny because when I leave the house, I assume the road I'm travelling will be the same as I last saw it. Then the upset happens.

How many times in my life's journey have I been forced to detour, taking the road unplanned? How many times did I have to stop and wait or move over? How many times have I said not my will O Lord but yours? The answer to the last question is probably not enough, but I have prayed that prayer often. So why am I still surprised when God upsets the course by detouring me, causing me to wait or requiring I move over? Instead of thinking of the inconvenience maybe I should think of the dangers He thwarts, the direction He desires, the timing that is only His and the following that I should cherish.

5 comments:

Karinann said...

I am not good in traffic although I have gotten a bit better. I too try to pray my way through it. God always knows the best route (even in NJ!)I know sometimes it's just that he's trying to improve and exercise my patience and other times it may be that He has thwarted danger. Whatever the case~ as you said~ His will be done!
God Bless!

Colleen said...

I like the analogy you make here. I know I need to trust God more in those detours of life. God bless.

HeartfeltHeartLook said...

Thank you ladies for visiting and commenting. I always appreciate your input and views. You help me more than you know and often make my day! ;)

Just Be Real said...

Great post HH. The never ending life of detours. God will not let us get comfortable, as it would take our eyes off of Him. Blessings.

HeartfeltHeartLook said...

Excellent point ~ I like that a lot! Don't want to take my eyes off of Him. Hugs!