Lessons from the Road

Lately, I have been traveling on the road more than usual for Praying Moms for Christ events. The interstate that takes me to the Navajo Indian Reservation starts in the desert of Phoenix. I travel through the mountains of Flagstaff, and through the flat land between Winslow and Holbrook, AZ. After another 45 minutes of driving without stopping, I finally reach my destination of Gallup, NM (5 hours later).

When I drive on the highway, there are bound to be bumps in the road.  The smooth roads of the freeway are much different than the rocky dirt roads in the country. Depending on when and where my journey begins, the roads and weather conditions will certainly vary. During my road trips, I must be a defensive driver and constantly make adjustments in speed in order to remain safe. This is one example from the road that God is using to have me share this important message with you. 

Likewise, we are all sojourners on a road trip through life. We may not always know where we are going but God can be your GPS. Even when you take a detour, his grace can reroute you back onto the right path today. Whether you are traveling through the dangerous windy mountains or deathly hot deserts, or the flat lands where there isn’t much to see or do, be reminded that you are just passing through.

You have to travel so far before you begin to see signs that you are nearing your destination. How do you know you are close to your destination? Without God directing our steps it can be difficult to know when to exit. Always look for the signs (aka His voice) while you are traveling. God’s word is your driver’s manual and you must study it if anything on the road is going to make sense. If nothing is making sense today, go back to the manual.

It’s not enough to know how to drive, you must understand the rules of the road. You must trust that the maker of your GPS and mode of transportation is reliable to reach your destination. My prayer is that when you drive on the road, let it serve as a daily reminder, that God is always speaking with every sign (i.e. yield, slow down, do not pass, etc). And that the road itself will signify that you are on your way somewhere. Your GPS (your God) will not mislead you. He will direct your path turn-by-turn. Will you trust that He is leading you to your destination? Will you trust Him no matter the terrain? Will you trust Him no matter the distance? Will you trust Him no matter how long it takes to get you there?

Meditation Scripture:

Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.


Father, I thank you that you are my daily GPS. You will direct my path as I acknowledge you and trust your plan. As I journey through this life, I will take comfort knowing that you are with me. You have gone before me to the place of my destination. I will trust you no matter how difficult the journey gets. You know what’s best and I can do all things through Jesus who gives me strength! In your name I pray, amen!


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