So you know how they say God will give you just what you asked Him for? Well believe it please! A few weeks ago I asked God to teach me patience, love and peace through this season he’s taking me and Tuesday he hit me good with a little lesson of patience.
I just moved back home from Albany so I’m trying to learn these Atlanta roads-when I left for school I didn’t have a car of my own so I didn’t do too much driving outside Gwinnett-and I ALWAYS use my GPS to navigate me when i’m traveling. To be honest without my GPS I feel lost. I don’t know where i’m going nor the names of streets and highways. So Tuesday I was leaving an interview from Atlanta and trying to head to Fairburn. For some reason when I put in the address my GPS kept trying to give me directions as if I was coming from Albany. I’m like what in the world, what is going on? I’m trying to get to another location and i’m about to basically get lost. I didn’t know which highway to take let alone how to even get on the highway! I found myself just getting on any highway trying to trust my instinct and memory. As I kept failing at knowing where I was and feeling lost I started to get irritated and emotional, I was about to break down in that car driving on that highway with cars flying past me. It took me realizing that I need to stay calm and not let my emotions get the best of me (which I blogged about a month ago. You can read it here: https://dejanethompson.wordpress.com/2015/07/03/sometimes-life-will-knock-you-down-but-you-defeat-it-by-taking-control-of-it-emotionally/). When I held my emotions together I told God I trusted him and I knew he wasn’t going to get me lost headed to Macon or Augusta lol. So I called my boyfriend to see if he was able to assist me with directions. He didn’t quite know where I was coming from but he was very helpful. I was able to get on track and be lead in the right direction. How amazing is that. Here I am, this young woman in Atlanta, not very familiar with streets, was depending on technology to get me places, it failed on me so I started to freak out as if I was going to be lost. But I found my way thank God!
Do you notice how much this experience connects to our everyday life being guided by God? For one, we depend on things, others and in my case, technology to guide us instead of listening to God’s direction. Those things fail us easily but He will never let us down. Secondly, I was about to give up and have an attitude with myself because I was lost. You will get lost sometimes when God is guiding you. We are humans, we make mistakes and we aren’t perfect. So you can’t beat yourself up and get all emotional. Keep your spirit high and have faith that everything is going to work out. Don’t sweat that small stuff. Third, call on a friend when you need help! I said Travis (my boyfriend) didn’t have a clue where I was coming from but God had him help me. God is going to send people your way so that you can stay on track and get to your destination. They may not know where you came from but they will get you where you need to be, trust and believe it. Finally, the next day I was more comfortable traveling. My GPS failed me again but I took the steps I learned from God’s teaching and was able to maneuver my little self around. I trusted God. I wasn’t scared because I knew I was going to make it with a breeze.
Take my experience with you and remember it because I promise you that you will run into something similar. Just remember to stay calm, call a friend and most importantly trust his lesson.