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Today I head back out on the road to return home. It's been 2 weeks away, visiting friends and family, a conference for Christian women writers, a little work meeting, an unexpected sweet reunion with my husband (who is working away from home in this season).
I feel as if I'm driving through a construction zone in my life... I know the routine. I am on a highway and I see the signs up ahead: slow, merge, yield, slow down more, prepare to stop ahead. There may be a detour involved. It may get dusty and the road may be rough.
I need to stop worrying about my agenda and just rest in this moment. I see a long line of cars ahead of me. Don't rush. Look around and take note of what He is doing here.
I'm sure it's for my safety, and I know it's just a temporary part of this journey... but I have to go through it to get to where He wants me to be. I keep praying "not my will, but Thine be done!"
Life can be like that. Unexpected changes, not on our radar at all. Sometimes in the form of blessings. Sometimes sadness. Sometimes surprises that you don't know what to think of! The only guarantee is that if you want to grow in Christ, things WILL change!
All along, HE knows. He has the map, knows the journey. He knows what I need, not only today but tomorrow as well (and a lifetime of tomorrows!).
I trust Him. Always.
We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.
Proverbs 16:9 (NLT)