3.8.2020 – Google, map my life

Google, map my life
Creatively visual
Alerts and Warnings

Creatively visual.

Creative visualization.

I want to see a map of my life to come.

A google map.

A map with alerts and warnings of things up ahead.

In an earlier post, I quoted C.S. Lewis’ Screwtape letter XII where Lewis said, “Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one–the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.”

Is the absence of warnings and alerts in my life an indication of the direction I am going?

I don’t think so.

Am I stupid.

Yep.

Am I prideful.

Yep Yep.

Am I stiff necked stubborn in a way that calls to mind the stories of the people of Israel under the Judges.

YEP YEP YEP.

The truth is, my path is full of warnings and alerts.

I am just too stupid, prideful and stubborn to accept help or adive.

Or at the least accept help or advice in a way other than I want to hear it.

In the same way I ignore the warnings and alerts about my daily drive to work, I ignore much of the information I get on the road of my life ahead.

If I had a map.

If I a had an app.

If had pop ups and texts telling me what was I coming, would I change my route?

Nope.

I am reminded of the story about the feller caught in a flood over in Mississippi.

He was sitting on his front stoop when a cop car came by.

The cops told it was time to evacuate.

The man said not to worry, he had prayed about it and was trusting in God to save him.

The water kept rising and the man had to go the 2nd floor of his house and was looking out his window when a boat came by.

The men in the boat told him to hop in.

The man said not to worry, he had prayed about it and was trusting in God to save him.

The water kept rising and the man was now on the roof of his house and a helicopter flew by.

We can get you said the men in the helicopter.

The man said not to worry, he had prayed about it and was trusting in God to save him.

The water kept rising and the man drowned.

He got to heaven and said to God, “I trusted you to save me!”

God said, “Look feller, I sent a cop car, a boat and a helicopter!”

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