When Things Are Not Going Your Way



My kids are doing what I expect of them.  By employer isn't keeping their promises.  My marriage seems to be getting worse.  I don't think God is hearing my prayers.  Who cares?
When things are not going our way - we need to ask ourselves a few things.
Is the direction you are going in, the direction you should be going in?   I drive to Lakeland quite frequently.  One day a friend of mine suggested a new route to my destination.  I thought, "Why not?"  After the trip I remembered why I choose my original route.  Just because someone thinks that they have a better way, doesn't mean that it is.
Is your destination you are trying to reach the destination you should be trying to reach?  One time I got in the car with my family and started driving.  My wife asked me, "Where are we going?"  I said that I was going to keep driving until I felt better.  (I don't suggest that you do this.)  Well after a hundred miles, my wife was wondering if Maine was going to be far enough (We live in Florida).  Well, another 30 miles later and I felt better.  The reason for the trip was simple.  I wanted to go to be in a place where the phones didn't drive me crazy and I wasn't continually being interrupted every 5 minutes.  I wanted to go to a place where I could hear from God.  I needed to know where I was going with God.
Are you going in the direction you are suppose to be going in and headed to the destination you are suppose to be reaching - but you're going to slow?  Years ago, I was listening to a radio broadcast.  The traffic report came on and I kid you not, the announcer was having a melt down.  On 1 95 in Ft. Lauderdale, some contractor decided to shut down all but 1 lane of the interstate during rush hour.  It got ugly!!  There was a another time through that on the Turnpike, just to keep up with traffic, I had to drive at 105 miles an hour.  There are times when life will go to slow and times when it will go to fast.  That is a fact.  Just be glad that you are moving!
Take time to ask God about what you are doing and how you are doing it.  Remember: what AND how.  Answering these two questions will help you be secure in yourself.  If you are doing what God wants you to, when He wants you to do it - then you have nothing to worry about.

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