Another oldie but goodie as I prepare for #theREALroadto40 from January 15, 2010.

As I was preparing for my trip from NC to TN, I went to Google Maps to get directions. The directions took me up through VA and back down to TN. It confused me because I knew I-40 would bring me straight to Nashville. Why would the directions seemingly take me out of the way? It just didn’t make sense…

Also, I put my car in the shop expecting to get it back in time for this trip. The man assured me it would be done…and it wasn’t. I was upset, but the dealership got me a rental car so I was ok to make my trip.

While driving up 52 North, looking at the mountains in awe of God, God dropped a few nuggets on me. First, He said that “I have to take you a way you’ve never been before. Though it may seem unconventional and out of the way, it actually is the best way for you.” You see, though going I-40 is the most direct route, it’s actually 15 miles and 1.5 hours longer than the way that I was given.

The other nugget was that “the vehicle that will take you there isn’t your own. I (God) am going to use something other than what you expect to take you this unconventional route.”

I’ll type more tomorrow, but God gave me those early in my trip so I could ponder on it, praise Him for it, and put it to work for me even on the road. So I thank God for the revelation and the “directions” He’s giving me…