Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Back on Track

I recall hearing a voice that said “Take the left turn” but I ignored it and took the right turn. I did not know where the left turn led to but I knew where the right turn led to – a familiar road.

It was a Saturday and I was heading for a wedding ceremony. I had to be there before 3p.m. I was already running late having met several traffic jams on my way. But the height was when I got to the centre of the town, at the end of that right turn, and the road was blocked. I consoled myself that it will move afterall I had never experienced holdup at that place. But as seconds ticked by, nothing was happening. Except several cars reversing.

I waited until it was 15 minutes to my deadline before I decided to obey that voice I heard over an hour ago. To my greatest surprise, that left turn led to a smooth, free road and I was able to get to the wedding reception before 3p.m.

Even when you take the wrong path, if you hearken to my voice and retrace your steps, I will surely lead you to that place I have prepared for you. And on time.

“Not only wedding receptions?” I wondered as I took my seat at the venue.

Every area of your life. I will bring you to My expected end.

I nodded slowly while throwing a smile at those I was sharing a table with.
I had learnt something about God that day. He never leaves us or forsakes us. Even when it seems we have gone astray, He is still eager to see us back on track and lead us to the great things He has kept for us.

Where are you in your life now?

Walking away from God? If you turn to Him, He will receive you with open arms and continue walking with you.

Have you just returned from walking away from God? It may seem you have lost some time, but God will perfect everything that concerns you. He is not tired of you. He will redeem those times you think you lost.

Are you on that smooth road with God? Walk on and do not be discouraged. He is walking with you to bring you to the expected end He predestined for you before the foundation of the world.

Remain Blessed.

4 comments:

aloted said...

even in our mistakes God is still working everything out for our good...though sometimes not listening to HIM will cost us something...

thanks for sharing

Amaka said...

I have 2 major decisions to make in my life now, and they both seem good and I have been praying about them that God should direct my steps. Reading this now gives me the courage that even if as human, I make the wrong choice, he will driect me back to his will. Though I honestly pray I don't even get on the wrong path in the first place....lol.

Dammy said...

If only we would always listen to him...if only...

Thanks for sharing. You made my day.

Rita Esuru Okoroafor said...

@ Aloted: You're welcome. If only we listen...

@Amaka: When you have the chance to make the right choice, please make good use of it. I am sure God is speaking to you. Please listen.

@Dammy: I'm glad to know I made your day. Thanks for dropping by and I really enjoy your poetry.