Lately I have seen so many times how what appeared to be “hardship” was really a blessing. I broke a toe, had to rest, and had the best mystical experience of my life. Furthermore I was not able to hike, coincidentally during a time when a woman was attacked less than a mile from my favorite hiking spot.
A few weeks ago I felt like staying at home on the weekend rather than driving up north which I had considered. Monday I was going to stay at home and work during my office day but I suddenly remembered I had a few errands. I got in the car and it broke down in my driveway. This was much easier than if I had broken down 100 miles from home or somewhere along the highway as would have been the case if I had driven up north. All I neeed was a quick call to a tow truck and I soon was at the repair shop where I got my office work done, enjoyed their massage chairs, and snacked. I even had time to watch some instructional videos I had been interested in. The errands got handled on the way home and the day was absolutely easy and graceful.
Last weekend the same lesson transpired. I got up ready to do more office work and discovered a few items in the yard that needed to be handled. I surrendered and actually enjoyed the work. It was a beautiful day outside, and by the time I was done, I was so energized that the office work took no time at all.
There are many times in life when life does not go my way. There were relationships in my past that I begged for. In hindsight, I am blessed they did not occur. There were times I wanted money so badly but looking back I realized I would have spent it unwisely. There were times when I had ill health and I learned some of my biggest lessons.
So now when something happens that isn’t exactly what I want, I just trust. I wanted to have my internet show all put together by now, but in truth I have barely begun doing it. The inspiration isn’t here quite yet, so I wait patiently knowing that I am learning and can share all I learn from an even greater understanding when it is God’s time.
Try this week to be patient with life – to say, “Ok, maybe I didn’t get what I wanted, but I can either change it, learn from it, or embrace it,” depending on circumstance. Whatever you do, try not to fall into the trap of feeling unloved or ignored by God, because those things are simply not true. You are loved. You are assisted. And just maybe… God really does know better than us :)))