The Detour on the way to Destiny

The Detour on the way to Destiny

If most of us will be honest, we tend to complain when we find ourselves in the wilderness. You know, that place we find ourselves when things don’t go as we planned. The wilderness is that place were we feel we’ve been left alone and even abandoned. We were headed in one direction and before we knew it we were “lost”.

Exodus 13:17-18

Exodus 13:17 “17 Then it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, “Lest perhaps the people change their minds when they see war, and return to Egypt.” 18 So God led the people around by way of the wilderness of the Red Sea. And the children of Israel went up in orderly ranks out of the land of Egypt.” 

What we don’t realize, at moments when we feel left alone and lost in the wilderness, is that we can be  exactly where God wants us. Israel was LED into the wilderness by God Himself. LED by a pillar of clouds by day and a pillar of fire by night. The reason God led them that way was because at that moment of time, that was the best route for them. Had they gone in the other direction they would have encountered the notorious Philistines.

Just coming out of captivity, Israel was not prepared for war. God knew that they didn’t have the heart or the faith to encounter a trial like that. So in His mercy, He led them into the wilderness instead.

We complain sometimes about where God has led us, especially when we face difficulties, trails, and opposition. What we don’t realize is  that God has protected us from something much worse. The reason we don’t know about it is because God directed our steps elsewhere. Psalms 37:23.

Can you be LED?

The question is, will you allow God to order your steps as He leads you towards your destiny? It will not be easy and you will not understand the details of where He takes you. Just trust that you are being led, and because of that, you know you can trust Him.