When roads are being made, the contractor cannot close the road permanently, and so he has to create a diversion road where by the motorists will be directed to, as the main road is being made. During diversions, the traffic jam is normally crazy than other times because all the cars have been squeezed into a small road. Some road diversions are permanent, as in, once that road is closed for construction of a new road, the old one will never be used again, its considered as obsolete.
So many things can make us get diversions, but the question is are we being diverted for the wrong reasons or are we being diverted for the right reasons. Just like roads need repairs when they get pot holes, so we need repairs when we get hurt and the pain becomes unbearable. When this happens, the only person who deals with matters of the hearts, will heal, restore and make you good than you were before, ready to go back to the road of life and tackle life’s issues. What is the one thing that is making you not serve God as you should? What is making you not reach your full potential as the way you should, is the diversion in your life for repairs, or is the diversion for ruin. When we become christians, what that means is we are now following “Christ’s” teachings, and when we follow the teachings of Christ, the enemy isn’t happy. He’s never happy when people are doing good, no, he’s happy when things get chaotic, and that is why you find that most times, trials and tribulations come to people who are following God’s ways. However, when you don’t follow God’s ways, then the devil will not bother you, he will make you as comfortable as you can get in your sins. Everything will be moving smoothly and swiftly (or so you think), but we all know the devil to be selfish and doesn’t care about anyone, that said, after he makes you think that your ‘untouchable’ in your sins, then he too will expose you. If you were a thief, you will be caught, if you were a rapist, sooner than you think you will be caught, or worse still, if you died while committing a crime (his crimes) he’ll be waiting for you in hell, where you won’t have anytime to change your ways, your path will have been closed permanently.
There are so many red lights out there, sometimes we see them, sometimes we don’t. When we live for Jesus, we are always a target! the enemy wants to bring you down, and he might try and use anything or anyone. No one is perfect, none of us is, none of us knows whats coming our ways! we might be smiling now, and the next minute we are hit so hard, were left for dead. However, when all is said and done, we need to be careful and not to get diverted for the wrong reasons, but if you find yourself in a diversion, don’t stop moving, keep moving forward, repent and let Him who knows your heart restore you and bring you back to the main road where everyone will see you. All who thought you were dead and buried because of a certain issue, will see you restored, strong and ready for your next battle. Don’t die when you get to a diversion, don’t despair, it might be God’s ultimate plan for your life. However, if its not time for you to get into a diversion, do not allow yourself to be swayed by friends and people who will make you loose your faith, trust and walk with God.
May our spiritual ears be opened that we may hear when God speaks to us