”To The Girl Who Feels Lost or Alone or Not Sure Where to Turn or All of the Above:
The other day I got lost. Nothing out of the ordinary, though. I'm beyond directionally challenged. Like, never-ask-me-to-pick-up-your-kids kind of directionally challenged. Anyway, I got so lost that my palms started sweating and I may or may not have had a minor (major, it's fine) panic attack. I pulled over, reached for my phone, and flipped open my map faster than you could even say the word "map& #34; . The GPS loaded my coordinates and Siri (in her most siri-like voice) told me to make a U-turn.
For the record, I HATE U-turns. They freak me out and I always think I'm going to get t-boned. But I was hungry, tired, and didn't wanna be lost anymore. So I did the dreaded thing. I pulled that U-turn. And I eventually got to where I needed to be, filled up my belly, and grinned with contentment.
You know, maybe you feel like you're on the highway to hell. Maybe the path you're on is full of misery, loneliness, shame, doubt, or hunger for a better life. Maybe you know you're lost but aren't quite sure how to be found. And MAYBE that voice that's telling you to make that dreaded U-turn in your life is the Spirit (not Siri). The U-turn that would flip your world upside down. The one that people might laugh at you for. The life altering, earth shattering, direction changing, complete surrendering, unfathomably sanctifying, U TURN.
Your turn may be a big one on a noisy highway. Or it may be a smaller one on one of life's little back roads. But don't be afraid to make it. And to make it now. Because you've got God protecting you from a crash, carefully guiding your route, and promising you one thing:
You WILL end up where you need to be. But first, you've gotta make that dang U-turn.” — @soulscripts