I’ve been driving the same way to work for 5 years.
And then a few weeks ago for some unknown reason, I turned right instead of going straight and took a different road. It’s faster. It’s less stressful. And I’m in a much better mood when I get to work.
Who knew that such a little change could make such a big difference?
So now it’s a new year, and I’m thinking about new things. And maybe there are other areas of my life where I should rethink the ways that I’ve been doing things for years. Maybe the familiar roads aren’t really the best ones. Maybe there are other roads to choose that will give me completely new perspectives and experiences and adventures.
The Bible talks a lot about paths and roads and ways. And I think God especially likes to take us on new ones because that’s where we’ll see His goodness and His provision and His blessing.
I’ll think about that on my way to work this morning on my “new road”. And I’ll pray that in 2012, God will show me some new roads of His own.
I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, and not forsake them. Isaiah 42:16
But He knows the way that I take; Job 23:10
You comprehend my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. Psalm 139:3
Your ears shall hear a word behind you saying, “this is the way, walk in it” whenever you turn to the right hand, or to the left. Isaiah 30:21
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The interesting phenomenon about your “different turn” experience, can be seen as a microcosm of other aspects of life. More often than not, we allow the elements of comfort and familiarity to imprison us therefore becoming hindrances and other forms of mountains in our paths to successes, blessings and growth. Your experience is a reminder that God cannot be confined to our individual belief systems, or be seen through the narrow prisms of our lens (your regular way of travel) but that we must be willing to and, more importantly, allow ourselves to expand our thinking so as to embrace the expanse (various conduits) and the benefits (your better frame of mind) that He has to offer. Continue to trust in Him and listen for His directions.