Is there anyone else out there maybe just a little bit like me who has a tendency to avoid left-hand turns? I know there are a few others I’ve met that have the same aversion to making left-hand turns. What is this?
I believe everything in the natural has some sort of spiritual significance. When God brings my attention to something, I tend to ask him what that means from a spiritual sense so I can fully understand it in the natural. We are in fact spiritual beings just living in a physical body. We are aliens to this world and citizens of heaven. We are simply here on a mission. It’s our job to commune with God to better understand what our specific mission is. We all have one. Some like to call it our destiny.
So, what did God say to me about left-hand turns in relation to my dislike of them?
When I look at this from a spiritual stance, right symbolizes the right way. Left symbolizes the wrong way. Right equals correct.
We see this taking place all over in the natural. People drive a little further for gas if they know there is a gas station on the right-hand side of the road versus the left. Some people even feel it is a curse to have a left-handed child and they attempt to train them to be right-handed. The majority of the population will turn right when given an option to turn left or right in a new place. When driving, we are told to turn right four times if we are lost and that will get us back to the place where we started.
Right just feels good. As turning right feels natural to most people, doing the right thing and following the right path feels good as well. When we get that sense of peace about something, knowing we are on the right track, that is actually a nudge from God to continue on the path.
Sometimes there is uncertainty that comes along with turning right. Will there even be a gas station up ahead? When making those 4 turns to get back on track, will there be a one-way street that causes a little stress and makes us wonder what we should do? Maybe. But when we follow the instruction of God and head in the right direction, he will help us through the detours. Turning left is an option, but many times it’s backtracking and can lead to danger. In the same way that it is safer to turn right into the gas station to avoid crossing oncoming traffic, it is safer to stay on the right track with God. If you get on the path that does not belong to him, you will have to figure it out on your own. Staying on the right path ensures that he will continue to guide you. Although you may not fully understand what turning left would have been like, we know that we are safe when turning right.