“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.” Proverbs 3:5-6, NKJV
The smart watch on my arm was vibrating every few seconds. My friend and I had decided since we were early for our event, we would do some exploring of the area. The GPS on my phone was programmed to take us straight to the destination and did not like that we were not following the suggested route. Between the voice activated system and the messaging linked to my watch, we were constantly being rerouted to get us back on track.
So many times, in life I have found myself being reminded by the Holy Spirit to get back on track and follow the “route” God has set before me. While there is no audible or vibrating device, God uses other profound ways to get my attention; discomfort in my soul, lack of peace, and a constant nagging of His Spirit within me to pay attention to the current environment. Of course, God always uses His written Word in the Bible to communicate His messaging.
If you find yourself unsettled throughout the process of your day, perhaps like me, you need to pay more attention to what is happening around you. On the other hand, sometimes God wants to use you and me in such a way that the plans we thought were on target are now taking a detour; an unexpected visitor at the door, a phone call from a distressed friend who needs a listening ear, or car problems that interrupt our schedule. Staying connected to God’s “GPS system” will never lead us astray. The key is to be mindful and sensitive to God’s leading, even when it does not match our intended destination.
For deeper study, read Acts 11:1-18.