For the first year I lived down in South Carolina, I had no clue where I was going. I would have to rely on directions I got off the internet or even better directions from friends. Needless to say, I got lost a few times.
One of the best things that could have happened to me is for Christmas that year, my grandfather got me a GPS. This device has been a life saver to me. If you have ever used one, you know exactly what I’m talking about. All I need to do is type in the address of the place I’m going to and the GPS will give me turn-by-turn directions to guide me to my destination. Even if I took a wrong turn somewhere along the way, the GPS would recalculate and get me back on the right track in order that I would still reach my destination. I might arrive at my destination a little bit later than before but I will still get to where I am going.
My GPS has taught me a very valuable lesson about how God works in my life. And that is that no matter how many wrong turns I take in this journey of life, God will recalculate my path in order that I still reach my destiny. My destination doesn’t change only my direction of getting there does. I might arrive there a little later than expected but I’m still going to reach my destination. God may correct my course, but He never changes my destiny. My path may change but my purpose will never change.
I want to encourage someone who is reading this that you may think that there is no way that you will ever reach your destiny in life because of the mistakes you have made. Know that the price God paid is greater than the mistakes you have made. You might have taken a wrong turn along the way but take courage in the truth that God never changes the purpose that He has for you and you will reach your destiny. You might get there a littler further down the path, but you will get there. Stand firm on the truth that Paul writes in Philippians 1 “Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Phillipians 1:6 NIV)