Follow Detour


Road Construction

Follow Detour

Here it is again…that time of year for road construction. And if you’re anything like me, you don’t have time for detours.

Last week, I frantically raced to the door and jumped in the car, and was going over my to do list, when suddenly there it was in front of me…Bridge closed 1 mile ahead. Follow Detour. No! I thought….I don’t have time for this…not today.

As soon as I got through that detour, I met 3 more on that same highway. I finally just gave in and began to release my tension and enjoy the ride. All around me were beautiful sights I’d never seen before. New fields, new trees, new houses, and suddenly I found it very refreshing. No longer was it an irritation, but now I realized that the detour was a part of the morning ride. It was actually a great change of pace.

Detours are not only just roads we’re driving on, sometimes they’re happenings in our lives. Maybe things we just didn’t see coming, or didn’t plan on. A road we never would have taken.

Here are some good mental notes for the detours in our lives.

  1. When approaching one, allow extra time.
  2. Watch for things you may have missed.
  3. Slow down and enjoy the ride.

Sometimes when life throws us a detour, it’s to make us more aware of what’s happening in our lives. It makes us look up and take notice.

Prov. 3:5 says “Listen for God’s voice everywhere you go; He’s the One who will keep you on track.”

Detours can be a great part of the ride of life. There’s a reason for them. Don’t fight them….embrace them… They’re part of life, and they actually can make life better. It’s never too late to make changes. Start today. Start living your best life.