Being a bit directionally challenged (as I like to call it), I like to take a familiar route. And on the occasions that I’m venturing off into a new city, I refuse to leave home without driving directions from Yahoo maps. Unfortunately, I don’t have GPS yet so written instructions to and from is a must! Even with directions there has been times when I missed a turned, sending me into a state of utter panic. Had one such episode this past weekend. Although I’ve learned to be a bit more relaxed when I’ve suddenly found myself off the intended route, it still causes me to grip the steering wheel tightly with apprehension. All the while looking for something that looks just a wee bit familiar. Last week one of my dear cousins shared an experience she had while driving in a note entitled, God of the Detours, that spoke to the part of me that longs to cling to the familiar way. With her permission, I’m sharing it with you today.
I think I had an” AH HA” Prophetic Moment while driving en route to the radio station. Every Wednesday I go to the radio station to record a broadcast and I always go one particular way. It’s a longer route, however I don’t mind the extra minutes driving because it gives me a chance to relax, reflect and regain me in those moments of solitude.
This morning with music blaring and me singing to the top of my lungs, “There’s Nobody Like You Lord”. I ‘m driving my way when suddenly I found myself in the midst of orange cones, workmen, machinery, detour signs and construction. My way was blocked, it was being reconstructed! Needless to say I was very displeased but in the midst of my ughs and omg’s, I had to make a decision to either stay barricaded in a lock down position, that would keep me at a standstill and miss the recording or I could venture on the detour roads and see where they led.
Anyone that knows me knows that when it comes to driving I’m a one way kinda girl, so with apprehension in my throat I followed the one detour sign and immediately felt out of place on this unfamiliar road in this unfamiliar neighborhood and it was in that moment that I heard the Spirit of God say:
This is symbolic of you and so many of many children when it comes to your relationship with Me. I have so many blessings that I want to give to you but you keep looking and expecting me to be a ONE WAY KIND OF GOD, BECAUSE I BLESSED YOU THAT WAY LAST WEEK YOU LOOK FOR IT TO COME AGAIN THAT WAY AND WHEN YOU DO,YOU MISS THE DETOUR SIGNS AND IT KEEPS ME BLOCKED, BARRICADED AND LOCKED FROM RELEASING THE BLESSING. BECAUSE YOU STILL TRAVELING ON A ROAD THAT’S UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND I’M NO LONGER ON IT! EVERY DETOUR IS NOT OF THE DEVIL MY CHILD THERE ARE SOME DETOURS THAT I HAVE PURPOSELY DESIGNED TO BLESS YOU ON YOUR WAY AND IF YOU’LL JUST TRUST ME ON THE DETOURS YOU WILL ARRIVE AT YOUR DESTINATION BLESSED.
Can I tell you that not only did I arrive at the radio station, my destination, but I arrived: SAFELY, ON TIME, and BLESSED.
Whatever DETOUR you’re on right now, don’t despise it, IT just may be your ROAD OF BLESSING!
Author: Christie Williams