Hey Beautiful Lady,
Did you know that if you asked for help, it doesn’t make you less than?
Dependent– according to Webster, means “to rely on someone or something for help”
I found myself on a long road trip using my GPS, but I just had it on as a safety net. I drove for hours with the GPS volume on low and I was listening to my music. Suddenly, I heard a very faint voice that said delay was up ahead.
My GPS told me my journey had been rerouted to save me from traffic problems. The GPS gave me the option to go with the new plan or continue with the original plan.
Well to be honest, I didn’t listen to everything the GPS said to me, I just knew I didn’t want to sit in traffic.
Happily, I took the next exit to continue on my wonderful journey without any interruptions. The new course didn’t have a lot of traffic, so I’m smiling to myself thinking this is going to be great.
I turn my music back up and I’m cruising down the road until everything begin to look unfamiliar. I only made 2 turns off of 95 N, but now my roads are narrow and the lights are dim. There are a few cars driving on the road, but they are speeding down the dark road like they are familiar with the turns. The longer I drove, the more nervous I became, because I have never seen this route before. I turned on my high beams, turned down my music, and I put the GPS volume on HIGH!
I’m scared and I need help! I don’t want to be on this road by myself!!! I get a great idea that I’m going back to my familiar route, where I don’t need to be dependent on the GPS; however, I did attempt to recalculate my GPS to take me back.
The GPS calculations show it would take too long to get back to the familiar road, and I would still face the delay in traffic. I’m too far to turn back now!
I started getting angry with myself and the GPS. I don’t understand why I listened to this machine. I’m thinking who can come rescue me?
I’m thinking, I didn’t count the cost of this new journey.
I didn’t want to experience delay on my journey, but I didn’t want isolation from everyone either. Every emotion that was inside of me came out, I’m laughing, crying, and screaming; and it was at this point, that I realized I was dependent on something.
This is when I gave myself permission to depend on the GPS. The GPS didn’t give me full details of the roads, it just promised that I would avoid trouble and delay.
Eventually I relaxed, and I decided I wouldn’t be on this road forever. The road conditions didn’t change, but my mindset about this new journey changed.
Finally, I saw more vehicles and the roads became brighter. I was home!!
When you find yourself on a new life journey, don’t panic or surrender to fear. Submit to God Almighty, the one who knows the complete plan for your ministry, business, relationship, career, children, family and finances.
Repeat after me… When I am weak, He is Strong.
God wants us to become completely dependent on Him.
Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart
and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.
In all your ways, know and acknowledge, and recognize Him,
And He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way].
Be Kind, Be Bold, Be a Woman on the Move