Faith is easy, trusting isn’t always so.
I was talking to a friend of mine yesterday and we ended up talking about faith. We demonstrate faith all the time and think nothing of it, but when it comes to having faith in God’s directions, we seem to make it more difficult. Let me explain.
My brother, Jim, got me a GPS for Christmas last year. I have used it to go a number of places and will again next week as I travel to Williamsburg. It amazes me. A few months ago, I went up to Winder, GA to visit a friend. I don’t know the ways of rural north Georgia at all, even though I have been there several times. But I had my GPS. (It is a Garmin. I call her Judy as she can be a know-it-all and besides, Judy Garmin has a familiar ring to it.) so there was no problem. At one time, I talked to my mom and she asked where I was, to which I replied that I had know idea, but I knew I was where I was supposed to be.
This is sad to say, but I want to trust God as much as I trust my Garmin. He has a positioning system too – it is called His will. I want to be able to say that I don’t know where I am, but I know that I am where I am supposed to be.
I think that difference is that with my Garmin, I know my intended destination whereas with God, He doesn’t always tell me the destination . . . or does He. My ultimate destination is Heaven. With the loss of Christopher, I am not sure that it really matters where I spend the time between here and there. Just like it doesn’t really matter where my Garmin takes me on the way to Winder. I just want to get to the destination.
Perhaps thats the way I need to look at the road I am on in life. I need to trust my God, confident that He’ll get me to the ultimate destination using the best route possible. Of course, I’d like to enjoy the ride, but in the big picture, I just need to focus on following the directions He gives me. Knowing that I am where I am supposed to be should help me enjoy the ride and I need to constantly remind myself of the destination.
God is good and He knows the best way through life. My destination is secure, no matter what route He has me take. I may not know where I am on my journey, but I know I am where I am supposed to be.