Yesterday I decided to travel to West Virginia to visit with my girlfriend who is moving there for a job that she just started working recently. Unfamiliar with the territory, I decided to use the gps on my phone to navigate the course to the hotel she is staying in. I was probably about half way into my trip before I realized there is something wrong with my gps. It refused to work for me. I was without direction. Luckily, i remembered the route in my head from when I looked it up earlier in the day. I arrived at the hotel with no problems, but I did show up with an understanding that I need to figure out why the gps on my phone isn’t working. I could have easily gotten lost if I had not remembered the directions.
It is always nice to have a voice to tell you which turn is the right one. It helps to know which road we are on and which one is coming next. It is comforting to know there is a turn coming up that we previously were not aware of. These are the kind of things gps will point out to us, but without them, we must navigate on our own.
I feel like this is the lesson we need to learn in life. All of us can appreciate that voice telling us where to go and how to get there, but many of us are finding our own way. Most of us do not have the course mapped out for us. The best chance we have is to take the turns that seem to be the right ones, and hope we end up where we set out to go. The answer is coming to us in spoken form, but it comes with a good educated guess and hopes of heading in the right direction.
The promising thing for me was that I did have a map to look at before I left. Although I relied heavily on my memory to get me to my destination, I was able to get there without a navigation system. I think the reason why most people don’t get to the place they were wanting to go is they didn’t take a moment to look over the map before they got on the road. Without the map, finding direction is an impossible task. You will get lost, and you most likely live that way.
Take a moment to map out your course before you make a move on the road of life. Your gps system may fail you, but with the proper direction locked into your mind, you can get there. You can and will succeed in finding your destination in life if you take the time to seek for proper direction.
I realize that sometimes I am late or have tried to drive the course alone. Maybe I went with no gps, no map and no voice to tell me where I am or where I’m going. I went alone. Still, I never think it’s too late to look at a map and get on course. This way, every step I take from here on I will know where I am, and know exactly how to get to where I’m going. I might feel a little uncertain without my gps, but with the directions in my head, I can and will get there. You can too. Map it out.