Drew Powell

Busted GPS
July 14, 2008, 9:54 pm
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I was flying with my brother in his plane last week when we realized that the gps system was broke…..after we were in the air. We knew the general direction to fly but without the gps there was no way we could find the airport. We were flying to a really small airport in keystone heights. We resorted to flying low and trying to spot the airport out the window. All this is happening while we are literally dodging and trying to fly around storm clouds. Not good for a guy who gets extreme motion sickness. The good news is there was a guy in the Jacksonville airport control tower who was kind enough to give us the right coordinates. He also stuck with us and helped guide us all the way to keystone heights (something he didn’t have to do).

I started thinking about how we get off course in our life. Our spiritual compass gets broke or at least gets really hazy. The thing is, even if our gps worked, it would have taken us right through some nasty storm clouds. The guy in the tower could see the bigger picture and gave us coordinates around the storms. We just had to trust that the way he was taking us was better than our own calculations.

I much rather trust Gods way than my own estimations, even if it doesn’t make sense at the time. I wonder what storms I’ve avoided or could have avoided by putting my trust in Him to guide me.

“Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (message)


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not a huge fan of flying, i would have been a little scared…not gonna lie. thank God for that Jacksonville guy.

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