I had run across this sign while driving through a neighborhood that I was not totally familiar with. This sign represents the exact crossroads that each of us face in our daily lives. The question is what do we do when we approach this Dead End sign? Do we accept the Dead End, No Outlet as an absolute truth or do we read the sign in a totally different way? My wife has a Garmin GPS Navigation System in her vehicle to help her locate various client homes that she has to visit each and every day. She is a Child Welfare Specialist for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. Man does she have a challenging/fulfilling job….that is another blog within itself. Anyway back to her GPS, the beauty of the navigation system is that when she reaches a “Dead End, No Outlet” the lady simply says “Re-calculating” and re-calculates the route. As long as my wife knows her destination, it does not matter how many wrong turns she makes the navigation system will re-calculate until she reaches her proper destination. This story sounds like the journey of a Christ follower. As we commit to follow Christ, grow in our relationship with Christ, and our destination is a life that truly honors what Christ teaches, we will never read the “Dead End, No Outlet” sign as an absolute. Are you accepting those “Dead End, No Outlets” as absolutes, or do you truly recognize those as signs that God is “Re-calculating?”
Scott Williams is a speaker, strategist, consultant and developer of leaders. He is an avid blogger at BigIsTheNewSmall.com, and leverages Social Media to make a Kingdom impact. Scott is passionate about leadership development, organizational growth, and diversity. He is the author of “Church Diversity – Sunday The Most Segregated Day of the Week.” Scott is married, a father of two, and lives in Oklahoma City, OK.