How Much Longer?!?
There I was sitting in a parking lot, soaking wet, listening to Siri tell me to turn in 2.2 miles. Obviously, something wasn’t right. I laid my head against the back of the seat and I felt like such a clueless idiot. How did I manage to get here without a problem but now I can’t get home?? Hello, my name is Michelle and I am directionally challenged. It’s not that I didn’t know where I was going; it’s just that I didn’t know how to get there. I knew what the end destination looked like, I was just so ensure about the route. I shared a few choice words with Siri, threw the phone on the seat next to me and I began driving. Aimlessly driving, making turns at a whim, and probably headed in circles. I made a wrong turn onto a one way street, used a park parking space as a turn lane, and possibly ran a red light while trying to read street signs.
In total and complete frustration, I grabbed the phone off the seat and punched in my destination once again. I followed turn by turn and sure enough, ended up in that parking lot. With indignant resolve, I smugly thought that I wasn’t crazy…Siri was. In an attempt to prove the navigational system completely wrong, I just kept driving through it, and the weirdest thing happened. At the end of the parking lot, there was a road that opened up again. There I was, hearing Siri tell me exactly where I needed to go. As it turns out, I’m not just directionally challenged in my driving; I’m at times directionally challenged in my life. I know where I am going; I just don’t know how to get there. There’s some comfort in knowing that I have the ultimate divine navigational system. When God has a destination in mind, He will help me turn by turn to get to the place He has set for me. Sometimes, I don’t listen, I get off course, and I make wrong turns down one way streets and run red lights. Regardless, at the end of the day, there’s still a voice that’s telling me which road to take. Sometimes the route makes no sense. Sometimes it takes me through a parking lot, but it is always a plan to get me from being lost to being home. So God, where to next?