I was having “one of those days”. You know the kind…..lots to do…schedules to keep – everything going as planned and then WHAM!
I had been in Nashville for our quarterly board meeting. As CFO, I kind of have to be there to give the financial reports – they like for me to actually do my job to get paid. I had to be back in Erlanger at 6:00 to lead the women’s Wednesday night study. Left Nashville right on time and headed north. The sun was shining and I was enjoying my music and the beautiful drive. Was on schedule to be at the church at 5:45 according to my GPS app – all was good. Then, brake lights – hundreds of them – for miles! Not so good. Only 25 miles from my destination! My handy GPS app connects with other drivers using that app that can post about traffic issues. This was not simply construction – a wide load truck hit a bridge. I was clearly not going to make it to church on time, if at all.
The session planned for the evening was one I was so excited about. I was going to interview a new believer to give the women in our church a fresh look at what it’s like to be lost and new to the church thing.
I had two choices, I could be incredibly frustrated – which is more in line with my personality, or I could trust God and relax. This time I chose to trust God and relax. I made a few phone calls and passed the responsibility for Wednesday night on to an amazing woman in our church called to Women’s Ministry and took the next exit.
Being a fairly new Kentucky resident, I had no idea where the exit would take me or how I would get home, but I knew I would.
I opened the sun roof, rolled down the windows and cranked up the music. I had a little extra time to enjoy God’s beautiful creation on those back roads and spend a little more alone time with Him.
When those inconveniences happen, you have two choices – get frustrated or trust Him with your schedule. Choose Him and enjoy!
Proverbs 16:3> The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.
Enjoying the day,