One day I found myself in a bit of a quandary. After dropping one of my daughters off on her college campus I had to make the decision whether I would jump back on the highway or take the back road. The dilemma: the highway was very congested and moving extremely slow and the back road took longer. I had to be somewhere in an allotted amount of time and wanted to get there as quickly as possible.
Sending up a silent prayer for wisdom I proceeded back onto the highway only to be caught in practically stand-still traffic. Quickly I jumped off the first exit and proceeded to take the back road. Instead of allowing the usual frustration to set in of being sent off course, a thought kept niggling my mind: Enjoy the Ride. The weather was crisp on that first full day of Fall, a few leaves were beginning to change. The “rushing to get where I needed to” thought kept trying to invade this peaceful drive, but the thought would come again: Enjoy the Ride.
Sometimes plans going awry but being taken off course doesn’t have to be frustrating. Sometimes I believe it’s God’s way of telling us to enjoy the journey of life a little more. Schedules are always going to be there but sometimes we have to let go and enjoy the ride. Give it to God and trust Him to lead you to your destination and sit back and enjoy.
“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart, and lean not on thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy path,” Proverbs 3:5-6