Re-Centre the Satnav

Oh those pesky emotions! I have been feeling lost recently, wondering if the last Godly Signpost that I had followed had been an error on my part?
Had I had wandered off the narrow path having misread a direction from the Lord and was I now circling around down a blind alley, surrounded by a mist of confusion? Was I catching glimpses of partially obscured ‘signs’ that were pointing in the opposite direction? Was I walking away from God’s plan for me?
In the natural, getting lost on your journey and then finding yourself in unfamiliar territory can raise your stress levels and it is no different in the spiritual.
Holy Spirit brought to mind the last time I had been doubtful that I was on the right track to a new destination and I had, mid-journey, taken our Sat-Nav from the dashboard and started to scroll ahead on the planned route to see for myself where we were going?
This resulted in an escalation of doubt and confusion until this clever little device gave me an opportunity to ‘re-centre the sat-nav’ and then, as my husband peered at me over  his glasses, I sheepishly returned it to it’s cradle!
Why did I now doubt the direction that I had been so sure that God had sent me in? Well, I was feeling frustration, confusion and misery; in short I had lost my peace. I needed wisdom.
King Solomon wrote this;
Book of Proverbs Chapter 20 Verses 24.ESV
A man’s steps are from the Lord;
how then can man understand his way?
This cleared the mist for me today. The truth is that I am not on the wrong path; I’m in the wrong position! Instead of following Him, I’ve merrily gone skipping ahead, trying to see the details and purpose of His plan that is always out of sight, just over the horizon! Instead of faith and trust in my Lord, I have sought my own knowledge and comprehension!
King Solomon also wrote this;
Book of Proverbs Chapter 3 Verses 5&6.ESV
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths
I was lost but now am found in more than one way! It wasn’t the Sat-Nav that needed re-centering on this occasion. It was me!

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