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Did you take a detour?

You took a detour, so what?

Maybe it wasn’t intentional.

Maybe it was.

The detour despite, God is still in control.

He knows where you’re going, and He would take you there.

It’s true, what they say:

Delay doesn’t mean denial.

Let God lead you; you cannot get so lost that your journey becomes a waste of life.

Make the most of the season you’re in, and don’t ever give up.

So what if you took a detour? –

Home is still not that impossibly far away, child of God.

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About Boma

Boma believes that life is a gift and we have a duty to be responsible with that gift. She blogs at The April Journal where she hopes to encourage her readers to continue to carry out this duty.

34 thoughts on “Did you take a detour?

  1. Wonderful thoughts … even the detours are in the control of our God for He alone is sovereign. Such an encouraging thought! Blessings!

    1. Yes, Joanne, our God alone is sovereign. Thanks for visiting. Blessings to you.

  2. “Delay doesn’t mean denial.” This is good, Boma. Sometimes people feel that once they take a detour, it is all over. But not so. We can always get back on track. Thanks for this.

    1. So true, Lisa. We can always get back. Thanks for visiting. Blessings to you.

  3. Beautiful words, Boma! I needed this reminder today. When I begin to worry when a detour bends my expected path, God reminds me that nothing takes Him by surprise. I can rest in that.

    I’m your neighbor at #RaRaLinkup today.

    1. Amen! Nothing takes our God by surprise. Thanks for visiting, Jeanne. Blessings to you.

    1. Thanks so much, Bronwyn. Blessings to you.

  4. So hoping to make the most of the season – and, prayerfully, trying to encourage others to do the same! Thanks for doing the same!

    1. Thanks for visiting, Jennifer. Blessings to you.

  5. Even though the detours are what makes us “us”, we hope that they will all lead back to God. Reminds me of the story of the prodigal son. Great post!

    1. Amen! Thanks for visiting, Laurie. Blessings to you.

    1. Amen! Thanks for visiting, Anjelica. Blessings to you.

  6. You are so right a detour isn’t a reason to quit. We can start wherever we are. Maree

    1. Thank you for sharing with Grace & Truth Christian Link-Up.

      1. Thanks for hosting Maree. Blessings to you.

    2. Yes, we can! Thanks for visiting, Maree. Blessings to you.

  7. Love your poem! Just like on the road, detours are often designed with our protection in mind and actually get us to our destination faster than if we had chosen our own route. thanks!

    1. So true, Karen! Thanks for visiting. Blessings to you.

  8. Praise God & Amen! Great poem Boma!

    1. Amen! Thanks for visiting, Jennifer. Blessings to you.

  9. Beautiful encouragement for a weary soul, Boma! Blessings to you!

    1. Thanks so much, Dianne

  10. Beautiful encouragement, Boma. We need this reminder when life takes on a detour … especially when the detours are of our own making … God is over it all. Blessings, my friend!

    1. So true! God is truly over all! Thanks for visiting, Dianne. Blessings to you.

  11. It’s easy to take detours when you’re not paying attention! Thank you for the encouragement to let God lead you (which requires attention to HIM).

    1. Amen! We must pay attention to God. Thanks for visiting, Anita. Blessings to you.

  12. “Home is still not that impossibly far away, child of God.” Yes, no matter how far we stray, God is still with us and will bring us back to the right path. Thanks so much for this inspiring post! I’m glad you linked up with us at the #LMMLinkups. Your posts are always like breaths of fresh air. Blessings to you!

    1. Thanks very much, Gayl. Blessings to you.

  13. I love your words. God is always in control no matter what. I’m going to be thinking about these words for a long time.

    1. Yes, He always is! Thanks for visiting, Mary. Blessings to you.

  14. Thanks for sharing at To Grandma’s House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and More Wednesday Link party! Pinned! Hope to see you next time!

    1. Thanks so much for hosting, and pinning, Sheri. Blessings to you.

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