Monday, March 7, 2011

GPS (God's Positioning System) Navigation

I got to the airport and realised I had a few hours to spare, my hosts offered to send the driver down to pick me but I decided the weather looked great for a drive, plus, when last did I get to drive a long stretch on good roads. So I rented a car (made sure it was one that had a very good GPS navigator and off I went...windows down, fresh air right in my face and beautiful music playing in the background.



"Take a left turn at the next..." the voice instructed, and left I turned, "Take a right...", so I turned right, I missed my turn and there was that voice again telling me where I needed to turn to get back on track my destination, I felt good and so in tune with God...it made me think of how He directs us daily through the Holy Spirit.

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it. - Isaiah 30:21

I smiled and said a silent prayer of thanks to God...."Its been amazing how You've been directing my steps so far You know and I love you more and more"

I cant exactly remember for how long but I realised that I'd been driving for almost 30 minutes on a stretch of road and I had not recieved any instructions....I got worried, maybe the GPS was broken. I parked the car and brought out the map that was stowed in the glove compartment, and heaved a sigh of relief when I saw I was still on the right track. Just as I pulled back into the road, the though crossed my mind and it made me smile even more....I remembered times when it seemed like I'd been on the same path for too long and I was pinning so bad for a change, I prayed and prayed asking God for direction but He remained silent...today made me realise that sometimes, His silence doesnt mean something is wrong, it could also mean we are on the right track, but we need to remain on this road just a little longer. 


Few minutes later I pulled up at my destination....as I lay in bed that night, I thought of the day past and the lessons learnt on the road....Thank You Father for the gift of the Holy Spirit.



Inspired by a sermon by Pastor Sam Adeyemi


15 comments:

  1. Beautiful.

    "Today made me realise that sometimes, His silence doesnt mean something is wrong, it could also mean we are on the right track, but we need to remain on this road just a little longer."

    That part really inspired me. Thanks, Jhazmyn :)

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  2. I don't joke with that scripture at all o, Isaiah 30:21. Thanks for dropping by my blog

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  3. Long time my dear, how you dey?

    Thanks for sharing this.

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  4. wow.. this is just so beautiful and sweet.
    lesson learnt :)

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  5. @Jaycee

    That was wat hit me too wen i heard the sermon...txs Jaycee, missed u around here

    @ilola

    its been a while hasnt it...Yes o, God directs and we need to hook up our antennas to hear Him

    @Myne Whitman

    Its sure has been o, I dey kampe...ur welcome :)

    @kitkat

    Thanks for dropping by, lesson learnt by you and me both :)

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  6. A timely reminder.Silence is still communication. How are you doing?

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  7. beautiful post.
    I've had to rely heavily on the nav system lately and the part that has me thinking about the Holy Spirit the most is when I miss my exit. It starts "re-planning" my route and I think to myself, is this how God "re-plans" my life when I make a wrong move?
    Makes me a lot more conscious of listening for His voice.
    Thx dear

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  8. Wonderful inspiring post. It take unshakable trust in Him to stay still when all is silent.

    Thanks for sharing, dear.

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  9. good comparison. it makes so much sense. thanks for sahring

    http://thatn3xtdoorblog.blogspot.com/

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  10. @Telekinesys

    I felt same way when i heard the sermon....doing gud, u? been a while:)

    @Gbemisoke

    You're so right, as much as He guides, He also re-directs when we miss our turn

    @MOH

    It sure does, cos its not easy dealing with the silence when we really want to hear Him and see His hands move

    @kinToy

    Txs for the ff, i'm off to urs :)

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  11. I love the way you analyse the post. Very inspiring post : )

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  12. You know,most times I pray, I'm like God say something.
    Answer my prayer..
    Show me I'm on the right path and when I dont get that immediate sign or response I need I feel God doesnt care about me.
    And then...
    He replies me from another angle....
    He's truly amazing that way..

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  13. Great post gal and thanks for all your thoughts and well wishes.
    Hope you've been well! xxx

    I really loved this part:

    " sometimes, His silence doesnt mean something is wrong, it could also mean we are on the right track, but we need to remain on this road just a little longer."

    So true!

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