“Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is! …” Isaiah 43:18-19 (MSG)
Read: Acts 26:1-20
If you have ever driven a car fitted with a navigating system, then you will understand the title of today’s devotional. Sometimes when we are driving and we take a wrong turn, the ever-present GPS comes up with “re-calculating route.” This thing just wants to get you to the right destination. Well, child of God, I wonder if you fall into any of the scenarios I am about to describe. If you do, then it is time to recalculate your route. The first scenario: You may be doing very well with your life set on cruise-control; driving to your self-determined destination. Your life’s dreams seem to be coming to pass; you are financially stable and everything is going well. There is just this niggling voice inside; a restlessness that shows up only when you are alone. You just know that there has to be more to your life than this. Second scenario: Your life may be quite similar to that of Paul’s, the subject of today’s bible reading. Paul was unknowingly going in the opposite direction of God’s chosen destiny for his life. Paul had to repent, re-calculate, and turn in the direction of his God-appointed destiny. So today, you may be hearing that niggling little voice. Don’t hush up that voice. You need to settle down and ask God, “What is Your will for my life? I encourage you child of God not to be headstrong and insist on your own way. Do not be “disobedient to the heavenly vision.” God wants to take you to a new place; a higher place. Be willing to re-calculate your route.