Monday, April 30, 2012

Where Did That Sign Go?

Last week, my husband and I were running some errands across the bay.  On the way to our first location, we saw a sign which said, "Bay Front Park."

We had been to the Bay Front Park when it was first being built and we wondered if a kayak launch had been added since then.  We determined to stop by and see on our way back.  Following the same road back, we looked for the sign, but never saw it.  We even turned around to look coming from the other direction.  We never saw the sign again.  Finally, we gave up and turned around to go back home.

It was a few minutes later, and further down the road, we saw the sign and the road leading to the Bay Front Park.  We visited the park, walked the boardwalk, and yes, there is a great place to launch our kayaks which is on the agenda for this week.

The reason we couldn't find the sign when we were looking for it was that we were looking in the wrong place.  We would have never found the sign on that part of the road because that wasn't where the sign was.  Sometimes that's like the Lord's will in our lives.  We call ourselves searching for His will, but we are looking in the wrong place. . .sometimes we are looking only where we want to find His will, not where He wants us to find it.  When we gave up looking where we thought it should be, that is exactly when we found it.

The bottom line is that His way is perfect and the Scriptures tell us, "The secret things belong unto the LORD our God," (Deut. 29:29).  He will make His way plain before our face when we stop trying to direct Him as to where that path should be.  We can trust Him for His knowledge, His way, His judgement and His love are all perfect.

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