Do you have a GPS? Many cars come equipped with a built-in GPS. There are devices that are portable so you can plug them into the car when you need it and remove it when you don’t. And now, most of the smart phones have GPS capabilities through the maps app or Google maps.
Monday, a friend of mine and I traveled to Kentucky to see one of our girls who is in a treatment program. The drive from Atlanta to Kentucky was straight up I-75. Once we reached Kentucky, we had to take state roads and back roads to reach our destination.
More than once our GPS would go crazy and tell us to turn in 600 feet when there was nothing but pasture land, barns, cows and horses for as far as the eye could see…. no roads, not even dirt ones. We felt confident we were to continue going straight. Then is showed our car on the screen as if we were suspended in mid-air with no road whatsoever underneath us. Talk about crazy… After we’d gone a little ways down road, the GPS recalculated and showed us we were on the correct path. Another time the GPS did the same thing telling us to turn left in 400 feet which would have taken us into a subdivision. We had confidence there was no way we would reach our destination if we drove through a subdivision, so we kept going straight. Yet again, our GPS recalculated only to tell us we were right to stay on the straight path.
There are times in the journey of life when we see and hear God clearly, and then there are other times when He’s silent or at the very least quiet. What are we supposed to do then? We continue on the path we were on, trusting in what we know to be true, even when we don’t see it or hear His voice. He won’t let us make a wrong turn without speaking up.
2 Corinthians 4:18 says,
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
We can trust the faithfulness of our unseen God because we’ve seen evidence of His love for us, His presence and His power in our lives.
What path are you taking?