Why Does God Send Us on Detours?

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I learned a lot through Tony Evans’ sermon series on detours that I am pondering as my detour finally appears to be coming to an end. The obvious question is why God sends us on detours in the first place. If God wants me doing X, then why not make X happen immediately?

I find it interesting that we, in our microwave society, expect that God must do everything now. If He places a vision on our hearts but our lives unfold in a different direction, we assume we misunderstood God, worry that He is punishing us, or try using our own efforts to get to X right away.

However, that’s not the biblical pattern. Abraham waited many years for his promised son. David waited many years for his promised throne. Moses waited many years before leading his people out of slavery. The Bible…

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