On the Friday of Labor Day weekend I picked Pat up at her school for a quick getaway and we drove to Winston-Salem to see our grandson (and his parents). We got on I-485, drove north until we reached I-85 North and quickly came to a complete stop. It took us almost 45 minutes to reach Kannapolis. Since I was stuck behind a couple of eighteen wheelers I couldn’t see anything. I did what most of you would do: I switched from lane to lane trying to go faster. Unfortunately because I couldn’t see ahead, I wound up in the lane where the problem was. It was a driver whose car had engine trouble and was stalled in the middle lane, Now, thanks to my switching, that’s where I was too. Thinking I was gaining time by switching back and forth, I got into the very lane that took the longest.
That happens to us in life, doesn’t it? Since we can’t see what lies ahead we choose the path that we think is best—only to find that it really wasn’t. The good news is that we have a Heavenly Father who knows the future, one who can see all things. When the Lord tells us to “stop” or “change lanes” or “wait,” we should gladly obey. As the writer of Proverbs put it, “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths” (Proverbs 3:6).
Think about that,