When my son was 6 years old, we moved from the quaint rural town of Auburn (population 1,300) to the basketball capital of the world – Lexington, Kentucky!
As a young adult, I had driven in heavy traffic in St. Louis, but apparently you can get rusty and I’ve never had a great sense of direction anyway.
The city of Lexington, Ky has a highway design that can be confusing if you aren’t used to it (or don’t have a good sense of which way is up). It’s based on circles instead of perpendicular streets and looks like a wagon wheel (Whose idea was this?)
Whenever I drove around the main highway circle (They actually named it New Circle Road) and exited onto one of the “spokes” (other main highways), I had a tough time knowing weather to go left or right.
Considering the fact that there were at least 6 lanes to choose from on the exit, I didn’t want to mess up and head off in the wrong direction! I could be on that circle for a long time before I got back to where I wanted to go. (Are you confused yet?)
One day, clueless as to which lane I should get in, I desperately cried out to my “go-to” navigator, my very precocious 6 year old son Zack. (For reasons I don’t understand, he always knew which way to go.)
“Zack! Which way do I go?” I cried out in panic!
I will never forget the answer I got after about the millionth time I asked him this.
“I think it’s just about time you figured this out for yourself”, he calmly replied in his sweet little southern accent.
Panicking even more since I had only nano-seconds to claim my lane, I yelled, “Just tell me!”
“That way!” he quickly responded.
I’m thankful my little boy could help me with directions, but I’m even more thankful that when I don’t know which way to turn in life, there is One who will always help me. God never tires of showing us the way. He is always ready to guide us and direct our path. All we need to do is ask Him.
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my loving eye on you … the Lord’s unfailing love
surrounds the one who trusts in him. (Psalm 32: 8 and 10)
Your word is a lamp for my feet,
a light on my path. (Psalm 119:105)
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. James 1:5
This is My Journey Unscripted.
Click this link to learn more about Jesus: Who Is Jesus?