Road Assistance Please!
When the rubber hits the road, I guess that means we’re going somewhere. But who’s driving, and are we there yet? How often have we mindlessly driven the same route only to discover a “new” building that was constructed over 2 years ago? If only we could turn such a blind eye to the pain that’s been captured deep in our hearts over time. Truth is, denial never works for too long. It’s expressed like a car with a flat tire and 2 broken rearview mirrors dangling from their hinges. As much as our sorrows and regrets warrant a closer look on the drive of our lives, we often don’t go there. Perhaps we falsely believe that a failure in our life serves only to flash a bright red stoplight with one message, “DANGER, don’t cross this line!!!” Overcoming the fear of dealing with our deep-seated pain within, may be the one thing holding us back from the miles of peace intended for the ones who will courageously seek truth and healing. Though the experiences may have caused a u-turn or two, let them lead you to perhaps a better way next time. Having created in you wisdom by way of a quality lesson learned. Realizing too that this different road you are now on, as a result, may be one you likely would not have otherwise explored and that traveling in this direction might be the very thing that brings a blessing you never imagined possible. Allow every missed or wrong turn, to draw you closer to the Mechanic who not only created the car but knows exactly where to look under the hood and has all the tools to put that Ferrari back together having now gained a greater ability to run full speed ahead, unhindered by the faulty decisions of the past. You might consider asking Him to drive next time. He’s an expert at avoiding treacherous twists and turns. Should you come across a Wrong Turn or Do Not Enter sign, He alone knows how to help you navigate to safer ground. The only requirement is that we silence our engines long enough to listen to the Master’s infallible directions.
“Show me the right path, O LORD; point out the road for me to follow.” (Psalm 25:4 NLT)