Do you remember a time when you would walk a lot and suddenly realize that you were in the middle of nowhere? Thanks to modern technology and GPS, it has become easy to pinpoint our location and reroute towards our intended destination. Even though our road experiences depend significantly on our spatial intelligence. Yet our life experiences often tend to defeat our intelligence and overwhelm our hearts. As young people, we sometimes find ourselves at crossroads or simply in the middle of nowhere. It becomes hard to decide which path to choose. Sometimes, there are no choices, and we’ve hit a dead end. These experiences make us question where we are and whether we are learning anything worthwhile as we wait.
Everyone has a story, even in the middle of nowhere. Some people are happy; some have regrets. While others envy the lives of others, and who knows, some might wish they had the life you are living! Irrespective of all our thoughts, God has made each one of us uniquely and purposefully. He knows us inside out and our lives from beginning to end. He takes us on a lifetime adventure, letting us feel, discover and live out his plan for us, one page at a time. The best part is sometimes, when we feel we are in the middle of nowhere or get lost trying to figure it out ourselves; he is always willing to come alongside and help us reroute.
The Bible says that God has promised his guidance, instruction, and strength along this journey to those who wait on him. While our mind seeks to understand every detail of what and why. So would we choose to still our hearts and wait on him to guide us in every moment? How amazing it would be to let go of our exhausting need to control our own lives. Basically, just sit back and enjoy the journey with the master navigator. Finally, for those who feel they are in the middle of nowhere or in a place of endless waiting, embrace the season and trust God to open the right door for you at the right time.
“The will of God will never take you where the grace of God will not sustain you”