This reminds me of my life lately. I had my life mapped out including what I was going to do, when I was going to do it and who was going to be a part of it. Then out of nowhere, I come upon a DETOUR. I've lost my job, had things happen with my family, had friends leave, etc. This is not what I had planned on, I can guarantee you that. BUT...(this is a big but too, like a deep and spiritual one so hold on) God is my navigator. Surely He sees that I know what's best for me, right? He has to know that what I want is what I should get and nothing should get in the way of that, right? *BONG* wrong answer sunshine! Our lives are not ours to begin with. My life is not mine! I live for Him and Him only so He is going to know what's best for me and what route I should take. He sometimes sets out detours because He knows what lies ahead and He wants us to learn from something different or see other things that we normally wouldn't have seen if we would have stayed on that same "life path". I will admit that these detours can be scary at times because we don't know what's going to be waiting for us at the end. Sometimes we get angry and gripe the whole way through the detour. Sometimes we gripe so much that we actually miss the sites, the blessings. We are more focused on the fact that we have been detoured then on the things that are coming into play along the detoured route.
We still have the same goal in site! We are still going to end up where we are going! It may take us a little longer to get there but it's going to happen! I'm on a detour right now! And I keep going because I know that God's got this!! There are "sites" that I'm seeing that I would have overlooked if I would have continued on the same path that I had mapped out. And I thank Him for teaching me that once again, He's navigating my life and He knows what I need more than I do. You "sites"...you know who you are. Thank you for making this detour a "less bumpy ride" for me.
Don't let a detour ruin your trip! Go with it! Trust that God's got this and He will never fail you nor forsake you!!! Jeremiah 29:11 'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'