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Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. Proverbs 19:21

​On our way to church a few weeks ago, we were forced to take a detour. I was annoyed and frustrated that my plans had been interrupted. I pulled out my phone and started looking for an alternative for the detour that was going to take us more than two times longer than our normal route. I had a few suggestions, but my husband wasn’t for sure about the gravel or dirt roads because it had just rained. I began to get very frustrated and even annoyed with my husband. Finally, we agreed to turn around. The detour was going to make us so late for church that by the time we got there, we would be saying goodbye to everyone as they walked out. It wasn’t until we had turned completely around that I realized God had taught me more with that detour than I likely would have learned at church. (No offense to our wonderful pastor who teaches me something through God’s word each week). The bright orange vest on the road worker wasn’t as bright as God convicting me of my selfishness. Someone had been involved in an accident and could be fighting for his or her life at the same moment that I was whining about my pre-planned morning no longer running smoothly. When God takes us on detours in life, we should really open our eyes and look at the scenery along the detour. He is trying to teach us something. What we see as a detour, He sees as His ultimate plan, His way. We can close out of our GPS app and stop following the blue line and instead follow God because the route He has planned for us leads to Him – the ultimate destination.

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