Are we there yet? It doesn't really matter whether you are a kid stuck in the middle seat between two siblings or an adult stuck in the middle seat on a commercial airline flight, you simply want to get there! "There" is where you planned to be. "There" is where you want to be. "There" holds some kind of promise that is better than where you were. "There" can't get here fast enough. On the road to God, however, sometimes God knows that in order to handle the blessings waiting for us when we arrive, he has to withhold them for a bit. Before God's man can stand in the promised land - hands full of satisfactions - he gives us the gift of desperation by taking what feels is the "long way." When that happens your expectations of an early arrival collide with the reality of a delay, a difficulty, or a diversion that was not in the script. The road to God has now gone "OFF ROAD" or - more specifically - off the plan. When that happens our faith gets called out, worked out, and finished out in a way that prepares us for our arrival in a space of blessing like nothing else could.