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Saturday, November 10, 2012

"Go Straight On"...

On the road of life, do you ever feel like you may have taken the wrong exit?  I do.  I look up and think where am I and how did I get here!  Where did I miss the road sign?  Or, I could have seen a road sign that look really interesting and I just exited.  Sometimes we didn't take the wrong exit, we were just not paying attention.  We are traveling along, almost on auto-pilot, our speed regulated by OUR cruise control and then ....you have to hit the brakes.  Or more often than  not, someone or something just comes out of nowhere and BAM!



The road I travel now is a change in route.   My GPS (who I call Lola) would have probably said more than once, "turn around when possible".  I am not on the original road.  It can be a little hilly and curvy.  There have been times I have asked, "Lord, what is the road I am traveling on?"  "Why in the world did You allow this thing to hit me unaware?"  "I was just minding my own business!"  Yet, here I am, doing what the rock & roll singer, Chuck Berry, sang about "traveling along in my automobile" "with a safety belt that wouldn't budge!".  Therefore, I travel on.  Sometimes this new road is fun.  Sometimes I desperately want to go back.  That familiar road seems in the distance now.  God has changed my route and because I know and love Him, I trust that the new road will carry me to the next destination in a way that is best.  Quoting "The Word For You Today", "Before God establishes the procedure, He decides the purpose."  


The book of Isaiah is one of my favorites.  God says, "I will be your God throughout your lifetime until your hair is white with age.  I made you, and I will care for you.  I will carry you along and save you.  Only I can tell you what is going to happen even before it happens.  Everything I plan will come to pass, for I do whatever I wish."  (Isaiah 46: 3&4, 10)  "I am holding you by your right hand - I the Lord your God.  And I say to you, Do not be afraid,  I am here to help you."  (Isaiah 41: 9&10)

If you have taken the wrong exit, get back on the right road ASAP!  If God has changed your path, stay buckled up and keep traveling.  When He is ready for you to change lanes or roads, like your GPS, He will say, "right turn ahead".  Keep listening. 

Shoulder2Shoulder thoughts:
One of the ways I would like to begin to use this blog is to post ministry news, upcoming events and pictures for our women's ministry.  I have added a page to share WM content and may add other pages as the new year progresses.

Thank you for your support.  God's up to something good!  "Right here, Right Now!"

Until our next visit....
Be Blessed
Carmen





2 comments:

  1. I enjoyed your post. I often wonder how I got to where I am, but I am thankful for all of what God has done. It's a lot easier following a path we know but much harder to go down a path of least resistance. Thanks for the insight.

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  2. Thanks so much for stopping by to visit! I always try to remind myself of something I heard Beth Moore say once. "Just because something is hard doesn't make it wrong and just because it is easy doesn't make it right." Stop and visit again soon! I just read your newest blog. I love Christmas and sure hate I didn't find time to write about one of my favorite times of the year.

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