We were traveling last week around the northern part of the state. The visit began a little bit off when the place we had planned to eat didn't serve lunch. No problem; we just went back down the interstate to another restaurant.
It was the beginning of two days of backtracking.
We went down dead end roads, ignoring the signs. Often, we could see where we needed to be, but couldn't get there -- it would be across the valley, on the other side of the interstate, or across a bridge that wasn't there. We passed by where we needed to be, missing it.
Eventually, we turned on the GPS, asked for directions, or just found various destinations with luck.
How often do we do that in our lives? Do we wander around, seeing where we need to be, but not knowing how to get there? Do we ignore the warning signs? Are we often separated from where we need to be by obstacles that we cannot cross?
How often do we forget to pray? To listen for God? How often do we ignore God's guidance? Wouldn't we reach our goals -- God's goals for us -- if we were to open our eyes? Open our hearts for God?
Edited to add: I was reading for Disciple this evening and found this verse: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. (Proverbs 3:5). I think it applies.
Image: Window and pew at Suncrest UMC, Morgantown