Wednesday, June 19, 2013


If I could go back and change the steps I've taken in life, would I?

If I could undo the decisions I've made and make different ones, would I?

If I could take back words and actions in my past, would I?

On many occasions my answer to these questions would be a resounding YES!! The reality is that the road I've traveled was paved by the words I've spoken, my actions, and decision that I've made. While I didn't always say the right things, do the right things, or make the right decisions in life, to change them would change my path. While there are days I long for a different road to travel, I realize that taking a different path, traveling a different road, would change my story. It would change the people who have come into my life. It would change the people's lives I have been able to come into (yes, those are two different things).

I heard today (from this message from The Ramp) that life is like a GPS. God has a calling on our lives and He gives us directions to follow to get us to the place of fulfilling that calling. If you take a wrong turn, it doesn't change the destination you are trying to get to. It changes the route you have to take to get there. It probably will make the trip take longer and possibly be more difficult, but it doesn't change the end destination.

If I could go back, would I? I don't think I would. The wrong turns have taught me things I never would have learned had I not taken them. I have grown in ways I don't think I ever would have known I could possibly grow had I not been given the unique opportunities that have crossed my path. Most importantly, if I had not been down the path I have, I would be much less prepared to help others who keep hearing "re-routing" from the GPS. My experiences in life, though not always pleasant, will serve a purpose both in my own life and in helping others.

If you keep hearing "re-routing" just keep going. Follow the directions as best you can, but know that if you make a wrong turn, it doesn't change the end destination. Don't stop!! Don't give up!! Don't quit!! Keep moving forward in Christ!

1 comment:

  1. Reminds me of Langston Hughes' poem "Mother to Son." Very good advice. Thanks for sharing.