I have not had much inspiration to share for some time but you’ll love this one, especially if you read till the end.
It is very easy to advise and speak about having faith in God but it is also easy to forget God when we are going through a difficult patch. At least, that’s the truth about me.
I need constant reminders and the events of yesterday were lined up to do just that. I had something to attend to, which I was told and believed would be a breeze.
I was so confident that I planned everything ahead, expecting A to lead to B and then to C. It was a simple 3-step process. So, I thought.
God had other plans which I was totally unprepared for.
The day started out as planned and I was happy. Then, what I expected to be done in a jiffy took a lot longer. It meant that a planned surprise had to be shelved but I was still on track to accomplish my mission.
When I proceeded to the next step, which was also a quick procedure, things began to go awry. I was informed midway that I had to make a detour to a location which my companion and I were not familiar with.
Besides having to make the detour, I found out that step 1 did not provide the info I needed for step 2, and like in the Amazing Race, I had to go back and get it, which was not as easy as I thought.
That setback threw everything off schedule and I missed my deadline.
And, to top it all, I needed my phone to access important ID info to complete a critical online banking transaction, and it kept reminding me to charge it. Needless to say, I didn’t have a charger with me.
So, I switched it off and on, each time praying it wouldn’t give up until I was done. It didn’t.
Looking back, canceling the surprise and having been alerted to the detour were blessings in disguise, but at the time, I was too concerned about my deadline to realize it.
I’ll skip to the important part of my message.
As we were driving to complete the ‘challenge’, I was stressed about missing the deadline and the setbacks I faced that caused it.
Then, I ‘woke up’.
I suddenly realized that at every obstacle, there were angels who went out of their way to help me. I was not alone throughout the day’s challenges.
My tension immediately dissolved and I felt peace. I took a deep breath, looked upwards and whispered, “Thank you, God”.
What happened next moved me to tears. I’m still emotional recalling that moment.
The car radio began playing Stevie Wonder’s, “I just called to say “I love you
Instinctively, I replied, “I love you too!”
I was reminded yet once again that God loves me.
When things don’t go as planned, don’t wait as long as I did to stop and notice God’s presence. It may be subtle but if you make a conscious effort, you will recognize it in every part of your life.
God is with all of us. Always.
Sending love your way! <3 <3