I love Google Maps!
Just punch in the destination and it shows me the way. Not only that; it speaks to me to guide me on the correct route!
Sometimes I think I know better than Google and I go my own way. And Google just re-calibrates and makes the necessary changes to get me to the destination (and usually points out that my change of direction has now added extra minutes to my journey). And if perchance, I accidentally stumble off the correct pathway, I am reminded of what I need to do – sometimes that involves a complete U-turn to get me where I should be going.
Now, it’s not a perfect illustration, but I reckon the Holy Spirit can act like Google maps helping us to get to our Heavenly Destination, even allowing for detours, both accidental and intentional.