This last week we concluded a year long process of getting a new car. When you are buying your third car the novelty has definitely worn off. Dream cars are still an unpractical extravagance, and yet everything else starts to feel just a little boring.
During this car search we went from suv to sedan to compacts to trucks and back to suv. For a while we had narrowed it down to a specific model, but couldn’t find one that would fit (dear husband is 6’4) and was in our price range. We had numerous ‘Let’s go for it’ moments, met many helpful and not so helpful sales people and regularly despaired about ever hitting the sweet spot of right price, right model, right mileage, right timing.
Finally we let it go, partly because we were too busy to do anything else and really were worn out by the twists and turns of this journey. That’s then we hit the sweet spot…Honda Pilot, low miles, low price and still under warranty as a bonus. It all was so clear and right when we finally reached that moment.
It reminded me of a quote from Amanda Stratton: “It’s crazy that the whole time I thought I was lost, I was actually on my way here.” I don’t know about you, but I feel like this all the time. Here’s a reassuring quote from God himself, “Thus says the Lord, my Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, Who teaches you to profit, Who leads you by the way you should go.” (Isaiah 48:17)
We’re all muddling along and facing obstacles as we go, but it’s comforting to know that in the messiness and lostness of all this God is somehow getting us to where we need to be.