It was 5 AM and I was rushing to get to work. It was a long day ahead and I had many duties to which I had to attend. This morning was more hectic than others. In the afternoon, I was performing at a memorial service. Thus, in addition to my usual briefcase, I loaded the car with my guitar, gig bag, and a change of clothing. As I started the engine, the tell-tale dashboard blinking and chime started. I had a flat!
My first thoughts were, “Oh Father God, why now?” But as I got out of the car and began transferring everything to the van, the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart.
“Why now? I am making sure you do get to work on time. I am making sure you do keep your teaching session with the dermatology residents. I am making sure you do not get into an accident and lose control of your car. I am making sure that you will be at the memorial service and bless the family of your brother in Christ.”
I stopped and smiled. I was blessed with a flat!
Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Ephesians 5:15-16 (ESV)
How many other times in my life have I complained about seemingly lost opportunities? The missed parking space, the long line at the grocery store, the crashed computer...the list is endless. My faith is so weak. I focus on the problem at hand and how to resolve it with my own efforts rather than focusing on God who holds me in His hands, ensuring all things work together for His good.
God blesses exceeding abundantly, more than we ask or think. And He does this to reveal His Glory through His Church and by believing in faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.
Blessed with a flat! Only God knows the best way to bless me and thanks be to Him that He does!
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.