We have all probably gotten some mail back at some point in our lives that has a stamp on it saying “RETURN TO SENDER”. Perhaps the person doesn’t live their anymore, or perhaps we just wrote down the wrong address. One way or another the destination was wrong and the delivery couldn’t be made.
As believers we have a sender in fact, we have the entire Trinity involved in our earthly destinations. The apostle Paul wrote about it in the first few verses of his letter to the Galatians when he said “Paul, an apostle—sent not from men nor by a man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead…” A few chapters later he writes “Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” Paul knew exactly who selected the destination and he knew who would be assisting in the delivery.
The Lord doesn’t make mistakes when he chooses the destination address that he has chosen for you. The only thing that can mess up the delivery is if we resist His leading in our lives (see Jonah). Let us be yielded to the Lord’s leading and make sure we are delivering His truth and love. Neither rain, nor snow, nor stubbornness, nor pride, nor unloving attitudes, etc… shall keep us our appointed rounds!