Stay In Your Lane
During my commute to and from work, it is not unusual to have the one driver who deems traffic moving along more slowly than liked. These drivers are the ones who are usually speeding and weaving in and out of all the traffic lanes. As I watched this dangerous display a few times this week, I began to sense the Lord speaking.
I heard the Lord say “Stay in your lane, do not try to move head of or around that which is front of you. I have plotted your course at an appropriate speed along the best route for the purpose I have set before you. To erratically change lanes with the intention of arriving ahead of schedule not only endangers you, but hinders the lessons I require you to learn as you travel. Pay attention to the road signs and traffic patterns, do not alter your course. I have specific rest stops and refreshment points along the way, including divine encounters and providential engagements. When you arrive at predetermined forks in the road, trust Me to show you which way to turn and what speed to travel. I AM with you.”
Papa wants us to enjoy the adventure and learn the lessons He has for us along the way. Trying to arrive at our destinations too soon keeps us from seeing the sights, meeting the people we need to meet and puts us in a position to block out what the Holy Spirit is saying because we are intensely focused on where we are going.
Proverbs 16:9 A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps (NKJV)
Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.