Even though I know the roads of San Diego like the back of my hand, I love to use Waze to find the easiest way to get to point A to point B.
Today I was on my way to work, despairingly during morning rush hour, so I turned on Waze. During my trip, the app told me to use one highway, but I decided it would be the same if I stayed on the current highway and turned it off. I thought it would take the same amount of time, as it normally takes just as long. But I could not see that there was an accident right after I missed the exit towards the app directed highway. The way I chose, instantly, made time longer, harder, and more stressful. I instantly said, “Great.”
Then it hit me.
This is just like when I decide to take my own way in life, instead of God’s way for me.
Really, Danielle? You took something so everyday and minimal and turned it into to something spiritual?
YES I DID! And it hit me like a ton of bricks.
So, then I turned Waze back on and followed it. I even made it to work on time! With the little help of speeding, truth be told.
God has a certain plan for us, and when we diverge from it things do not always end up so bright and shiny for us. I cannot tell you how many times I have done something my way to find out there was an easier way to do it. And 10 out of 10 times God’s way is much easier.
Before I came to Christ. I was doing everything on my own and MY way. And obviously, I still do. But let me tell you, it always ended in tear of frustration. Then the moments I completely gave it to God and entrusted into His plan; I felt lighter, things came easily, and my tears full of joy.
I’m a bit of a crier, if you had not noticed. lol.
But the best part is that you can get back on the road that God without starting at the beginning.
I know I am going to diverge from the safest and easiest route, but He will always bring me back without hesitation.