Let’s say you live in Johannesburg. You’re given a bunch of cash, and a new car! You tell your mates, ‘Let’s go to Cape Town!’ You all pile into the car but instead of taking the N1 to Cape Town, you drive down the N3 – to Durban. No matter how badly you want to get to Cape Town, you’ll end up in Durban, because that’s the road you’re on.
Andy Stanley says, ‘Direction, not intention, determines destination.’ Ask God to show you where the road you’re on is headed. Do you need to look for an off-ramp? ‘Stop at the crossroads and look around. Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it. Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls.’ (Jeremiah 6:16)