17When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them on the road through the Philistine country, though that was shorter. For God said, “If they face war, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.” 18So God led the people around by the desert road toward the Red Sea.
Exodus 13:17-18

Do you sometimes wonder why God seems to be taking the long way around to fulfilling your dreams? Perhaps, just perhaps, it’s because He knows that taking the shorter route would require facing enemies that you’re not ready to fight. So He patiently leads you around those enemies until you have gained strength and knowledge, faith and perseverance. Then, when you are ready to make the final steps toward the land He has promised you, He’ll lead you into it.

I love serving a Father who truly knows what’s best for me and leads me into it! Lord, help me to embrace life knowing that You are leading me even when it feels like we’re going nowhere. Help me to remember that sometimes taking the long route is for my own good. Enable me to embrace that fact and enjoy the journey, not running ahead or falling behind.

God is so good!

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