By Lonnie Wilkey
I generally knew how I should go, but I went ahead and followed GPS because it was supposed to take me on the “shortest” route. Needless to say, I was wrong. Short is not always best. After about a half hour driving through a misty rain and fog, I heard the words that you dread the most, “Your GPS signal has been lost” or words to that effect.
Fortunately, I had glanced at the phone and knew what road I was supposed to turn on so I kept going. At that point, I was so lost I couldn’t even turn around and retrace my path.
After what seemed like a decade, the GPS kicked in again and I thought I was home free. Wrong. Before long I heard those all too familiar words again. It actually happened again shortly after it came back on, but I kept plodding forward. I had no idea where I was. I was on a windy, country road actually going up some hills. Everyone knows West Tennessee is flat, but not in this location in the middle of nowhere. Finally, I see the sign I was looking for — I-40 East.
Back on familiar territory I reflected on my adventure. Though GPS didn’t know where I was, God did. And believe me, I said more than one prayer to him as I was traveling those country roads in the dark.
In our life circumstances, we tend to depend on things other than God, usually ourselves or other people. And, like GPS, those things will let you down, often at the most inconvenient times.
God, however, is there to guide us when all else fails. Remember when your GPS says, “Your GPS signal has been lost” that you are always on God’s radar. He is the “GPS” signal that never gets lost. Praise the Lord!