by Holy Host
Detours happen not only on the roads but in your life. You plan going one way then all of a sudden something comes up and it send you in a completely different direction. It’s good to have a plan but as someone of faith, you have to be willing to accept whatever lesson and whatever path God may bring. Taking a detour may seem more difficult because it’s new, not expected, and it may take more energy. This can be frustrating.
What may seem like a curse or a frustration becomes a blessing. This detour is meant to teach you something. People in the Bible had detours come their way as well. The detour Moses took built something in him, it strengthened him. In Exodus 3, Moses was leading his flock in one direction and when he saw the burning bush he stopped, turned and looked. He would have missed it had he forced his way along the original path.
Welcome those kinds of God given detours. God never gets lost. The detours are for you. They’re reminders of what’s important. They remind you that you will get there with dedication and perseverance. It will come. Maybe not in the amount of time you thought, but if you’re dedicated and you press on, you’ll get there.
Detours can also show you a different path and teach you something with more depth or from a different perspective than you would have learned traveling a different way. It’s up to you to be attentive, to be faithfully flexible, and be willing to be taken for a ride…with God at the wheel.
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