I don’t know where I’d be without it.

I rely on my navigation system every day as I make my way around Charlotte; a huge, sprawling, congested city that I am still wildly unfamiliar with.

One of my favorite things has always been just driving around and exploring. When I am ready to head back home, all I do is press one button and I am immediately guided straight back to my driveway-no matter where I am.


Two days ago I found myself stopped at a traffic light, deep in some section of ‘who-knows-where-ville’ when it struck me that I had probably strayed into the wrong “neck of the woods.” It may have been the girl in tight pants and heels sashaying in front of the “Relax Inn” that tipped me off.  I didn’t panic, I just pressed “HOME” and followed that soothing voice right back to familiar territory.

My dependence on God is a lot like my dependence on my navigation system. I know He is always there for me and can always be relied on for direction. It is His presence and love that gives me the confidence I need to break through self-imposed boundaries and limitations- push though fear- and live my life in fullness. If I take the time to seek His direction before I set out on my day, I know that I will not run into dead ends or take wrong turns that lead to frustration or despair. And no matter how terribly lost I may get if I’m “free-wheeling it”..I know I can immediately reach out to my heavenly Father and find the trusted guidance I need to get back to where I need to be. He is always there.


The Lord is my rock and the compass for my life. I truly would be hopelessly lost without Him.


The Lord will guide me continually. (Isaiah 58:11)

God will show me the path of life. (Psalm 16:11)

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (Psalm 119:105)

God will instruct me and teach me in the way I should go. He will guide me with His eye. (Psalm 32:8)

Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.- Deuteronomy 31-6





4 Comments Add yours

  1. I use my GPS to get me to places that I’ve been a million times – like work. Why? Because it shows me the best route given the traffic.

    Really sounds in line with your navigation…..

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Cindy says:

      Same here..although a few times my NAV has re-routed me and I wasn’t convinced there really was a problem. Once, it actually-verbally- told me there was a “car fire” ahead (seriously) and re-routed me off 95- I ignored it, and there was nothing. Hmmm… Chinese hacking into satellite system? (car fire?)

      Liked by 1 person

      1. I find it really useful during bad weather. I’ve had some creative routing, but it’s worked really well.


  2. GPS is so helpful. When we first moved to AZ I do depended on it. Now I’m getting better at navigating on my own. It’s sometimes an argument between me and the GPS! Lol. However I find she is normally right

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s