A few weeks ago my fiancé sends me podcast where Joel Osteen compared God’s communication with us to GPS (global positioning system).
This analogy is very powerful, especially when it comes to getting a direction command only when you actually have to make a turn, or when you make a wrong one. In other words, GPS doesn’t praise us for following the route…
This really resonated with me, because I do believe that God speaks to me. Obviously, it’s never been as clear as a monotone GPS voice and instead, it’s a feeling of knowing, without knowing that something perfectly logical I am about to do is a detour or better yet, something totally irrational is exactly what I want to do😉
However, where the analogy broke down for me is when it comes to the destination. After all, when you punch in the address you see exactly on the map where you are going and how you are going to get there. Not so much in life. I mean, how many times you thought you wanted something and then outgrew it, or got it and saw it wasn’t it, or totally failed and realized it was the best outcome possible (obviously, never instantly 🤣)… I can go on and on, but I think you get the idea.
Yes. If I use the GPS analogy for a tangible life outcome, it won’t compute.
Come to think of it, though, the metaphor totally holds up if I elevate it to the realm of feelings. Here a quote by St. Augustine comes to mind: “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.”
So outcome wise, I may think I have some idea, but I wouldn’t be surprised that if I look back at myself 10 years from now, I’ll say to myself … oh yeah, Marek …. you really had NO idea!
However, I’ll know that because I was willing to let go of the results to follow my heart’s desires, my heart will beat that much stronger …
What could possibly be more important than that?
What do you plug into your life’s GPS?
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