Do you ever sit back and think about all those stop signs that God put in your life? Sometimes we see things are happening not knowing or understanding why they are happening. God gave us many Stop signs and for several reasons. It could be that He wants to remove us from any danger ahead. It could also be that our surroundings in not what he needs to be and he has to put that stop sign to remind us if we continue or if we take one more step forward, it might lead us to no good. Other times, I believe that God could be redirecting us, taking us off one path and directing us onto another, more meaningful path.Too many incidents are caused by people who failed to follow or obey their message.
Signs are important, but they aren’t our destinations: they are placed along our paths to alert us, prepare us, or guide us TO destinations. God’s stop signs are placed in our pathways to lead us to our eternal destination
Maybe you’re at a personal “stop sign,” and are wondering why God has placed it in your life, when He has shown you the direction He wants you to go. Instead of quitting or throwing a fit, maybe you should consider that His purpose may simply be for you to stop long enough to gather wisdom, look around, and move forward slowly. “Slow” is also one of His cautionary signs! He knows that the path ahead gets tricky, and by briefly arresting your speed, He’s giving you a chance to get your bearings…and trust His leading.
Sometimes it takes a “stop,” to get us to pay attention. Look. Listen. Take note of what’s ahead…and proceed with caution. Or stop altogether.