When Your Life Is On A Detour7:03 PM
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When Your Life Is On A Detour
Have you ever encountered a detour in your life?
We sometimes experience a detour because the road towards success is not a straight line.
Detours are blessings in disguise. They bring us to our bigger destiny.
When detours happen, God is telling us that our desires are too small compared to His big plans for us.
When it feels like nothing in our lives seems to be making sense, when we pray and our prayers seem to fall on deaf ears and our plans don’t go our way; we are experiencing what we call the Principle of Obliquity (according to John Kay, this is where our complex goals are best achieved indirectly).
When our lives seems not to go our way and the road we chose is leading us nowhere, we feel lost and hopeless. We are tempted to question God and to give up altogether.
But as the cliche goes, everything happens for a reason.
Joseph could have given up when his brothers sold him, when he became a slave and was imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit. Yet he kept his faith until God fulfilled his destiny.
Sometimes people don't recognize a blessing or an opportunity because it comes with responsibility, and people either hate or are scared of responsibilities.
We miss the blessing not because it's not there, but because it doesn't appear to us the way we expect or want it to.
We hear stories of people who went through so many obstacles before they reach their goals.
Even Steve Jobs said getting fired by Apple was the best thing that ever happened to him.
He wouldn't have done what he had accomplished, he wouldn't have been a better person and Apple would never have been as big as it is today if not for that one fateful day when he took a detour that changed him, and eventually changed the world.
Is your life in a detour right now?
You're being re-directed towards your destination. Your story is not over yet.
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