After the long winters, spring is the time we start planning our vacations and extra traveling. My husband does not ask for directions, he thinks if he keeps driving we will eventually get there. While, I have been known to roll the window down at a stop light, and holler at the person next to me about directions. (Which happened in Amsterdam, as I was inquiring about directions with the lady next to us, the light changed, we took off down the road, the lady hung out the window of her car and handed me her map, waved and was gone.) My husband was so embarrassed, “ I could have found it.” He said, I assured him that our vacation was not that long!!!
Have you ever wondered why men and women are so different in taking and giving directions?
If a man gives directions, it goes like this; Go three miles, turn left, go seven miles, turn right, then go a quarter of a mile and you will see it on your right, you can’t miss it! Now I am blonde and a creative thinker is there a three-mile sign, how will I know? With these directions I could end up in someone’s cow pasture, never to be seen again.
I drive by landmarks, go to Wal-Mart, turn left, go down to the Tasty Freeze, and turn right. Drive to Hollywood Video, turn into parking lot, the place is right next to the shoe store that is having a huge sale, 70% off. You can’t miss it. (Now that is my kind of directions)
Thankfully we decided to get a GPS for the car, saves Lyle and I a lot of time, him from driving all over the country trying to find an address, and me from getting lost. However, in my creative moments I have been known, to second guess the GPS system, and go a different way because, it didn’t look right to me. Only to get lost, have the satellite locate and get me back on track.
O Lord, you have examined my heart
and know everything about me.
You know when I sit down or stand up.
You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
You see me when I travel
and when I rest at home.
You know everything I do.
You know what I am going to say
even before I say it, Lord.
You go before me and follow me.
You place your hand of blessing on my head.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too great for me to understand!