In 2005 Leah and I decided to take a new job in a new city. We put our house up for sale that October. On December 31, 2006 it finally sold. During those agonizing 14 months, Leah and I had many questions. People assured us that God wanted us to be in our new city at our new church in my new job so much that our house would sell. That is when I began down a trail of "opposite thought." Because the opposite of this philosophy is that if our house doesn't sell, then God must not want us in our new place and we made the wrong choice. Our GPS was on the fritz!
It is my perspective that God doesn't map out our journey using "one way" streets. God has many ways. He has many directions where He can use us for His purposes. When we say that God has that one special person out there for us or that God has one perfect job for us or God has already chosen our one path to take, then we are limiting his ability and his creativity.
God is not our puppeteer but rather our Father. He is our savior and He is our guide. We should take responsibility for the choices we make and not lay blame on God for what may or may not happen in our lives. God may watch American Idol, but I'm pretty sure He isn't tampering with the results to either give you the victory or teach you something in defeat. We are walking this journey. God will use us in mighty ways whatever turns we may take as long as we are journeying for Him.
Next time when it seems that life is not working out at all like you had hoped. Next time everything you prayed about has happened as you told God it should. Next time you are caught at the Crossroads and not sure whether to move without a sign. Remember God wants your faith and your movement. And then He will provide you with everything you need to faithfully trust in Him. The only One Way, God has is to glorify Him in all that we do!