“I drove over to Centerville the other day. The traffic was an absolute mess,” I said to Stan.
“I know it sure can be,” was his response. “Did you take the bypass?”
“Bypass? I didn’t know there was a bypass. How would I have found that?”
“Well,” Stan replied, “it is not real easy to find, but you could have gotten directions.”
“Boy, that probably would have saved me a lot of time.”
“And a lot of frustration,” Stan added.
Then he went on, “Has a lot of similarities to my walk with the Lord. If I ask for directions on how to get from point A to point B with God, He always has the right answer for how to get there the best way.”
Continuing, Stan said, “But too often I don’t ask the right questions. The result always is that I am stuck in the traffic of life on this side of eternity that is not going the best way.”
“Too often I think I know what is the best thing to do on my own, but, in fact, the best thing to do is to say to the Lord that I don’t know what to do and ask for directions to His bypass.”
“Can save a lot of heartache, frustration, and time going in the wrong direction.”
“Isn’t that what repentance is all about?” I asked with a smile.
“You got it, my friend,” was Stan’s response.
The highway of the righteous is to depart from evil; he who watches
his way preserves his life. Proverbs 16:17.
Prayer: Lord, you have given me free will to go whatever way I want, but I want to go only the way you have for me. Your way is always best. I need and I ask for your help in getting me out of your way so you can show me where and which way you have for me to go. Amen.