How to Keep Calm When You Think God Made a Mistake

Have you ever used a GPS before? (I’m pretty sure you have, but just had to ask lol)

Well, the other day, I was trying to get back to my house from this conference I attended. I didn’t know Pinterest graphics Lakia Robinson quote about not giving up without a fighthow to get back, so I fired up the gps on my phone.

When I got the directions on how to get out of the neighborhood, I immediately turned off my gps when I became familiar with where I was going.

As I continued to mosey on down the highway, jammin, I started to think (I mean REALLY think) about my relationship with God and how turning off my gps was VERY similar to what I do in my relationship with Him.

There have been PLENTY of times when I’ve asked God to “show me the way” “give me direction” but once I felt like I knew where I was going, I shut down to His voice and cruised along my merry way because I KNEW what He was planning to do. I assumed that because He took me this way, that that over there (what I wanted) was soon to follow. Well, uh, nega-ti-vo. What He wanted, every-single-time, was different than what I thought. There were times when I’d say, “God, you’re taking me the wrong way! Or, I wanted to do that over there! Why can’t I go this way?”

What I’m really trying to say is:

The direction He wants to give us, isn’t “just in the beginning” or at the “tail end when we get lost along the way”, no, He wants to be with us throughout the entire journey. What if success, the next job, your next home or wherever you’re going, isn’t what’s normal or the most obvious choice, but He wants to take you a different route? What if He wants to steer you away from the accident down the road? Or the bumper to bumper traffic you’ll have to sit in that will delay you?

It may feel like God doesn’t have your best interest at heart or He’s making it difficult, but you better believe, what He’s preparing for you is bigger than what you see. TRUST that the pitstops, different roads & exits, are a part of His overall plan to get you where you need to be.  Do not turn Him off when He tells you to make an unexpected turn.

Just a word of encouragement for the day, a popular scripture — “Trust God from the bottom of your heart;  don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; He’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all.” Proverbs 3:5,6

So, how do you keep calm when you think God has made a mistake? Hehe, check out this video LOL  It’s an example of what happened to me (and I think a lot of us) when I do our own thing LOL (IT’S HILARIOUS)




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