Road closures and detours are a pain! We have routes we take on a regular basis and when that route is closed and a detour suggested it can just add time to our commute and aggravation to our day.

I have had to encounter several of these detours as I go about my normal routines recently. I am a “local” so I know the short ways around these closures but so do other locals.  People fly on these back roads.  People are not only aggravated that they have to take a different route but they are hurrying so that they make up time due to the detour and drivers can get a little dangerous.

My life gets that way. I have a plan for my day, for my week, for my life.  Things don’t go as planned.  I come upon a detour – perhaps one the Lord put there for my safety – and I get aggravated and try to find a short cut and rush through things to hurry up and get to the end.  Along the way I may have made a bigger mess out of things or simply not enjoyed the new scenery and experiences God put in my path.

No matter what we’re going through, God will use this new direction to teach us something He knows we need to learn in order to draw closer to Him. If we go too fast and mess something up or we fail to enjoy the journey, He will quickly turn our attention to what He wants us to see, learn and enjoy.

Don’t get annoyed with the road closures and the detours in our life.  God may have changed our path because the road we were traveling had a bridge that was out and we were approaching unknown danger.  Just know that no matter the detour, God’s got us covered!

Romans 8:28 – And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.