Story - As submitted by Geoff Fendley
Have you ever felt like you were on a road to nowhere? Even though you pray for direction and feel like you are following God’s will for your life, you just never seem to get any closer to your destination.
In 1996, God answered a prayer. I was working a job that I loathed; not hated but loathed. I had been looking for a way out when suddenly a door opened for a business opportunity that seemed to be perfect. The coincidence that led to this opportunity was incredible. Our new business partners had been praying and we had been praying and we collided from 4 states away.
Over the next 2 years, we learned everything we could about the business and we enjoyed the people. We learned so much about ourselves and a love for people, but our business never got off the ground. Finally, we succumbed to frustration, but I never could understand why it didn’t work. I had seen God’s hand in it. Other opportunities came along and I was able to move out of the career that I loathed and into a much better lifestyle, but I always questioned why did it not work out like I thought it would.
One day while I was meditating, this failed business popped into my mind again, so I asked God, “Why?” He spoke to me and said, “Because you are on a road to nowhere. I placed you on that road so that you could meet people that would enrich your life with wisdom and for you to learn about yourself, but when it was time for you to exit you continued on the road. I never intended the destination that you were pursuing.”
Finally, I found my exit and got off of the road to nowhere. God had placed me on that road, but I saw the destination rather than the journey as the reason. I pray now that God will help me understand His purpose for my life, and never fear the exit sign.