I have become totally addicted to the GPS in my car. Especially on long trips when I’m going someplace I haven’t been before, I love to turn on the GPS and... relax. I don’t have to worry about looking for the right highway. I don’t have to worry about missing a turn. All I have to do is listen for the voice with the British accent that says, "After two miles, take the exit right..." And if I take a wrong turn, no problem! In no time, that little British person who lives inside my GPS will get me straightened out and headed the right way.
What did people do before such technology?
Well, there's a small glimpse of the answer to that question in Genesis 24. In the story of how the servant finds a wife for Isaac, we see that God is the original GPS. And He’s not only a GPS for the places you know you want to go. He’s also the GPS to get you to the place you need to be when you don’t even know where you need to be!
Imagine this servant going back to what would now be a strange and foreign land. He hoped to accomplish the assignment Abraham gave him; finding someone from the family would have just been an added bonus, but he had no idea where to begin looking.
And, surprise! We find that he didn’t even need to have an idea of where to begin looking! God was working behind the scenes to take him to just the right place at just the right time to find just the right woman for Isaac.
What an incredible story! And maybe it’s just the kind of good news you’ve been looking for. Unsure of where you’re headed in life? Don’t know where you’re supposed to be, or are you thinking maybe you missed a turn somewhere? Forget about your GPS. Instead, remember the God Positioning System.
God knows all about you. He knows exactly what you need and where you can find it. And He knows exactly how to get you to where you need to be. You don’t need a GPS or a set of tarot cards or a fortune teller. You just need to know Him.
Have you consulted Him lately about the direction of your life?