By Lois Evans
Sometimes there are detours in your life and ministry that you did not plan or you did not expect. On top of that you did not expect a detour to last that long, and right now you don’t see an end in sight. The old preacher once said “when you feel like you are not getting a new word from the Lord, take the time to work on the last word He gave you”. Maybe, just maybe, He is not finished with the construction and redesign of your life’s plan and ministry. Just like I have to trust the city council plans, we have to trust the plans of our Creator. So when detours come in our lives, the Scripture says, “Stand still and see the salvation of The Lord.”
He knows the plans; he sees the future, and the song says ” life is worth the living, just because He lives”. Live life out of God’s design for you. You cannot outrun your growth; it is a process.
Proverbs 3:4-6 says “…lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path.”
You don’t have to always like it, but you and I just have to accept it. He has ordered our steps. Learn to live on each step. Until God takes the sign down or changes the construction signs, learn to praise Him on the steps and in the hallways.
Establish my footsteps in Your word,
And do not let any iniquity have dominion over me. Psalm 119:133
The steps of a man are established by the Lord,
And He delights in his way.
When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong,
Because the Lord is the One who holds his hand. Psalm 37:23-24
We want life to be on a train with a few stops, and it turns out to be a sailboat. Life doesn’t always move at our speed, there are constant weather changes. It is a good idea that we adjust to the changes and the detour signs, or we will be lost for sometime or have serious life crashes. The person who really believes God’s Word, is the one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
Use the Heavenly Global Positioning System. He sees all, He knows all. No package or plan I design for my life will last. Only His perfect plan will last.
“Since life is a journey, life’s greatest tragedy is having not enjoyed the trip” Harold Gibbs