Everyday we wake up with plans already in place as to what we are going to do, and how we will accomplish those goals. When you step into your car, bus or train, you know where to stop, how long it will take you to get to your destination. Everything seems like clockwork, until you end up in traffic, the train is delayed or the bus is late, and you are confronted with the likelihood that you are not going to get to your destination on time. So you go early the next time, hoping to get to your destination on time, only this time, you get there too early and you are not ready for what you find because nothing has been prepared for you. Such is the life that we encounter daily. Sometimes, the best path may seem clear until you step on it, and then you realize it is not the same as how it was yesterday. The path has not changed, it is the condition of the path that is not the same.
I remember driving yesterday, and I got to a part of the road where one side was cloudy, and the place I was coming from was still sunny. The road was still the same, it was the atmosphere that was different. Does it mean I go back to the sunny road, no? What if you go back and it’s not sunny anymore? Do you keep chasing a sunny road, or do you just go with it? Like the seasons of the year, you do not put life on hold or opt to remain where you are just because the conditions have changed. There are certain things you cannot control, but what you can control is how you respond to those changes on the road to your destiny.
The fact of life is this, no day is always going to be the same. Your destination is always going to be there; it is the path you take that will determine whether you get there early, late or on time. Proverbs 3:6 explains that paying attention to the voice of God in everything you do will help keep you on track. The uncertainty of the path you choose requires patience and clarity, and who better to show you other than God, who has an idea of every path you will take.
The fact is, the only person who knows anything about your path is you, but the only one who actually knows what your path entails is God. People plan what they want to achieve, the path they have chosen, and everything is great until you meet something you did not plan for, and then it shifts your path. You might shift your path because you think you encountered something that was not part of your plan. It is like driving, and thinking the person in front of you is slow, so you switch to the next lane, only to realize the lane you switched to is worse than the one you were on. In as much as you can’t predict what lies ahead, you also should not move blindly till you know more. Acknowledge God in everything you do, and you shall always find yourself on the right track.
When you find yourself experiencing unfamiliar conditions, know that your destination has not changed, and you are more than capable of handling any changes. You have come this far, and there is nothing that can stop you from getting to your destination. Sure, the road may seem different at times, but with God, nothing shall be able to stop you from getting to your destination on time and at the right time.
You know where you are going, and you will get there if you remain on track.
God bless you.