I turned off the interstate to get gas for my car. I was returning from a speaking engagement and it was very late. As I turned onto the road I looked for the entrance ramp to get back on the interstate. It was dark and I could not see any signs. I made a turn to the right that appeared to be the turn I needed to make. I could see the interstate was next to the road. As I continued down this road the interstate was on my left but it was obvious it was not the entrance road, but rather a frontage road. I assumed it would take me to the next interchange. However, the road soon turned away from the interstate. It got darker and darker. The road became a dirt road. I realized I was not going to get to the interstate on this road. I turned around and went back, losing valuable time and a bit frustrated that I made the wrong turn.
It is easy to make assumptions about the path we are on with our own reasoning. If the Spirit of God has not enlightened our reasoning we are inclined to make the wrong choices. Our choices seem right at the time, but later we discover these choices have led us away from God because they were based on our own reasoning.
Acknowledge God in all your ways today. Lean completely on Him to reveal His direction for your life. If so, he will direct you to the desired destination He has for you.