go into the city and it shall be told thee what thou must do.” Acts 9:6
Somehow, as humans, we find it difficult to remain on course. There is always something to distract us from our goal; people, places, things, work, —even family. There are times when God governs our distractions so that we may fulfill His Will; and, there are times when He does not. Our goal, as the distractions occur, is to use our inspired sense of discernment to determine the difference.
If God initiates our distraction, there are no deceptions, hidden agendas, or shady dealings; and somehow, miraculously, there is no lost time. —We remain right on schedule! Almost everyone can attest to this; since, it has happened to most of us, at one time or another. Just think about it for a few minutes; you'll remember.
You may remember a time when you thought you were lost, but found exactly what you were looking for. Or, when you were in the wrong place, at the wrong time, and met the person who would become your closest friend, or lifelong partner.
When our distractions are not initiated by God, they are usually created by us, due to our own disobedience, or innate fears. These distractions can be destructive; and, they can make accessing the detour routes back to God a difficult process. However, do not be dismayed, there is always a road back to God!
To get back on track, each person will have to travel their respective routes separately to understand how to access the detours delivered by God. The process is highly personal; and, like most detour routes, they are long, winding, unavoidable, and not to our liking. Like Paul’s conversion on the road to Damascus, found in Acts 9:3-21, the process selected by God to get us back on track can be quite a shock to our system! However, just like Paul’s conversion, God will also send someone to help us to clearly see the new route. L.
Study Reference: Proverbs 3:5-6, Acts 9:3-21
From: "Course Correction." In The Master's Hands: 365 Daily Devotions for Everyday Living.
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