Long Way Home

Good morning!

It seems as if there is not a road in Tulsa that is not under construction with a detour or road block sign.

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Ironically as I was driving to work yesterday I heard the song, Long Way Home, by Steven Curtis Chapman. As I listened to the lyrics,  I thought about my life.

Where truly is home to me? I feel like such a sojourner. I live in my father’s house. It is not my own. It once was home.  When I was young. Now it is a temporary residence as my father’s caretaker.

I consider my real home with my Heavenly Father.  I long for the day I call Heaven my permanent residence.

But for now I’m taking the long way home.

I have always followed my heart. I never was the one driven by goals and plans and direction. I couldn’t take the short cut in life. Nope. Not this girl. I’ve had to detour through road block after road block always searching for something I considered my path, my purpose.  Never finding it.  😦

Maybe it’s because I keep choosing the wrong way. 😦 So God and His infinite patience and wisdom has sent me the long way. The long way home.

I absolutely love writing this blog each day! I absolutely love my new job as a paraprofessional in the developmental 3 year old program at Jenks West Elementary!  I feel without a doubt that those were both God given appointments that God has placed before me this year. I’m finally getting it! I’m not taking the long way!

Now if I can just avoid the detours in the rest of my life, I’ll be doing fine. 🙂

How about you? Are you taking the shortest most direct path to Heaven or are you like me, are you taking the long way home?

Let’s all move all those road blocks and detour signs in our way and follow God’s path for our lives.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make all your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6

Love and laughter,

Sandy

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