I was living with no margin. Julie and I were returning from Guatemala with a late flight to Roanoke, VA. We were due in Charlotte, NC the next morning for the opening session of the 2013 She Speaks Conference. There we were: tired, worn out, and long road trip ahead of us.
Strong coffee, sour gummy worms, and Billy Joel were keeping us awake.
At 1:30 a.m. – we hit an area of the interstate “under construction.” Signs diverted us from the main highway onto a back-road detour.
Tired and Lost
Do you ever feel like you are living in a construction zone? Maybe on a detour?
Eventually, we made it back to the Interstate and on to an amazing conference with a great group of friends and talented leaders.
Our experience reminded me how we can easily find ourselves on a detour spiritually: distracted, busy, hurried, and tired. Fear and doubt can wash over us in an instant.
Lord, I want to cling to you when the path seems unclear… “blocked.” I want to do your will and follow your path. Thank you that repentance and rest is my salvation and in quietness and trust is my strength.