Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Detour Ahead!

Many of life's detours are forced upon us by circumstances beyond our control --they are but cul-de-sacs along the way. They are not always something of our own choosing. Often these perplexing detours in life are not easy, but hanging in there when the going gets rough is the key.

On any given day, life is full of "cross-roads", "side roads", and "back roads" -- that are either straight curvy, wide, narrow, smooth or bumpy. With that in mind we can't be so focused on one goal that all other opportunities in life pass us by.

Life isn't always about taking the road less traveled. It is about making the most of and enjoying the road you ultimately find yourself traveling on.

I've detoured around and through many cul-de-sacs in life. I've even parked in a few just to smell the blooming honeysuckle or to watch a flock of beautifully colored birds land chirp, chirp, chirp, and take off again into the wild blue yonder.

I'm not where I thought I'd be now. I'm also not where loved ones might wish I were on this, my life's journey. I definitely am nowhere near where I believe God has destined me to be. I'm working on it, though.

Many of life's detours are fun, but it may be time to take a side road back over to the trail to move toward a bit more inner peace. That road (to inner peace) may be long and very often it is convoluted and frustrating.

Just for today, I choose to park in the cul-de-sac, and to be thankful for honeysuckle to smell, grateful I can smell them, glad to have a car to park, and most of all…

I am prayerfully thankful for all the blessings God has bestowed upon me through all of life's detours.

What new and interesting things have you been doing lately?


  1. It always amazes me how the paths we choose can send us into a completely different life. I have especially seen this while researching my mother's family. I guess we have to just be grateful for surviving whatever happens in whatever path we choose and be sure to spend time to enjoy the scenery along the way.

  2. I can't figure out what He wants me to do. He's got me on a rocky path right now and I'm wondering if it isn't preparation for hell.

  3. glad to have you back, missed your insightful posts. fun thoughts about detours. Another idea is all roads are not freeways and the journey is a process not a destination...Caryn says hi-she's missed your posts.

  4. Life is full of detours, but sometimes those detours take us some place wonderful. Nothing new and interesting in my life, but I am more focused than ever before on my writing and I'm happy to say it's a detour, I am proud to have taken.

  5. Wonderful post. It's so true. The trick is to enjoy the journey, right? When it comes to life, a good motto is: Construction ahead. Expect delays.

  6. Your post was just what I needed and I thank you.


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