Have you ever gotten lost while driving somewhere? If you have plenty of time to get to your destination and a full tank of gas it isn’t nearly as stressful as if you were running late and on fumes. I think men invented the GPS so they’d never have to stop and ask for directions again. Between a GPS and a road map, you can get virtually anywhere you want to travel.
God knows we need tools to maneuver our way through life. He promised in Hebrews 13:20-21 to equip us with whatever we need. He has given each of us a roadmap for our faith journey [John 1:1, 14]. If we will study it and refer to it on a regular basis, as He did, then we’ll be familiar with the terrain we’re traveling [Mark 1:35]. He also equipped us with a GPS [Acts 1:8]. The Holy Spirit talks to us and guides and directs our ever step to make sure we remain on the proper path along our journey.
The devil will come around and try to trip you up by putting up detour signs [John 10:10, 1 Peter 5:8]. Even if he can’t keep you from your destination, he will try and slow down your journey, get you frustrated, or cause you to quit. James 4:7 reminds us to “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
Life is a journey, not a destination. We need to realize there may be bumps in the road, sharp turns, and lots of pot holes, but God is familiar with the road. He knows the easiest way to travel it and He is willing to give us the information we need to make the trip with as few complications as possible, but we must be willing to pause and ask Him for directions.