When GPS systems were new, I bought a Garmin Navigation System and hooked it up in my car. I would input the address and ask for the GPS to get me where I wanted to go. It had a voice and would tell me to turn right or turn left. When I didn’t go where it wanted me to go, it would repeatedly say “recalculating, recalculating”. Once it recalculated, it would try to get me back on track and have me follow its directions again. Sometimes I just flat out ignored it and went where ever I wanted to go while it continually hollered at me in the background. All of this drove Kyle nuts. Kyle would ask me what the heck I was doing! If I wasn’t going to follow the GPS, then why was I even using it? Good question from my very smart teenage son. I had no answer.
I realized this week that God is the GPS in my life and I surely better take His direction better than that Garmin I once used. I’d be a fool to not go where He directs me or go off in another direction just because I think I know better. What disrespect that shows for God who knows the plan perfectly because it’s His perfect plan for me! It’s a sure bet that I don’t know better. So I will listen for His voice and His directions and follow His lead without hesitation and with total trust.
For this God is our God for ever and ever; He will be our guide even to the end. Psalms 48:14
Of course, you may ask, what does this have to do with Bob with one “o”? Nothing really. It’s just what’s on my heart today.