“Wait! Why are you off of the highway and on the back roads of a neighborhood?”  Being on time is everything to me. Now I couldn’t always say that but when I received the revelation that what I sow is also what I will reap, I changed how I did things. We all want God and others to be on time for us but we don’t prioritize being on time for them. I want what I want when I want it so I do what it takes for me to get it and being on time is one of those things I want from others.  Because I like being on time I treated this ride with the same respect to the principle of sowing and reaping. “I want to be on time please sir.”, I muttered peering out of the front window from my passenger/driver seat.

I had to go and minister out of town so I positioned myself to circumvent any possible frustration, pressure or strain.  I gave myself two hours for an hour and twenty minute drive. Okay so off to the plane we go for the thousandth time. Not with a new driver, mind you, but with one that has driven us several times. No need to give him directions because he knows exactly where we are headed. Well after riding for about an hour and ten minutes I looked out the window of a shaded sprinter only to see trees, parked cars, houses, and things that were totally unfamiliar with my usual route. I anxiously parted my lips and politely asked, “Where are we?” The answer I received was “Well, I was looking at my app and it says that traffic is the other way so I decided to take another route.” Huh!??!! My thoughts ran rapid, “Traffic is always inevitable on this route! We have been taking this drive for fifteen years now. The same way! You are not a new driver, and have driven this route several times before.” Whew! Stretch forth your hands to the screen, and say “Calm down DeeDee”. Lol! With restrained energy I gracefully asked “how long does your app say it will take for us to arrive at our destination?” The answer he gave me just drove me straight over the edge. I was so hott! I took pictures and videos to send my husband just to vent. Where is my regular driver and who sent this one? Lol! Smh!  Finally we arrived at the airport super late and the door opened and my brother-in-law the driver, yes my brother-in-law, was standing there looking at me with this pitiful look on his face like he knew he had done something wrong. With disgust all over my face I’m sure, I asked him to never get off the highway again.

The worst thing you can do is to listen to the wrong voice in the middle of the ride telling you to go in a different direction.

Some of you are at a place in your life and it seems like if you get off of this road that you are currently on things will go so much faster and better for you but that is not always the case.  The app the driver used didn’t document the traffic on the detour that it suggested.  It’s just like Satan to give half truths tempting you to stray from your course.  Think of all of the detours you have already taken in life and how it has set you back. You should be further along then you are right now. I would rather go at a slow pace and get to where I am going faster then at a fast pace and going a longer way and getting there much slower. The worst thing you can do is to listen to the wrong voice in the middle of the ride telling you to go in a different direction. I know you are in a lot of traffic right now. I know things are very busy and it seems to be taking a toll on you, but if you remain focused and keep going straight I promise you will see your way clear shortly. The road is about to open up!! It is vital that you decide to be up for the ride. Pack your spirit with the Word and eliminate waste, that being anything and anybody that will hinder you from moving forward, and buckle up because you are about to take a ride into your destiny!

Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed–that exhilarating finish in and with God–he could put up with anything along the way: cross, shame, whatever. And now he’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. Hebrews 12:2 MSG

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