Today I am thankful for delays. I know that may sound weird, but there have been so many close calls in my life, times when if I had not been delayed then I could have been in harms way. How many times have you been running late for work, only to pass an accident on the way that happened just moments before?
I am thankful for other delays as well. There have been times when I didn’t get to go somewhere on a trip only to have the weather turn bad. There have been times when I thought I had landed the perfect job, only to find at the last minute that they chose someone else. There have been times when I have been stuck in the same place wanting to move forward and finding that I just couldn’t seem to get a handle on things until later on when suddenly it seemed everything just fell into place.
I don’t have any answers for why we are delayed at times. It can be frustrating and disappointing, but I believe everything happens for a reason. When we are delayed then there is a reason that we may or may not ever be made aware of. Now days I have learned to pay more attention if one thing after another goes wrong I have learned to question, if there are odd events and delays along the way I will sometimes opt out of going to the event. If there are that many red flags then there must be a reason.
Sometimes I thank God for the delays, because the delays caused me to miss the storm. Life is a learning experience, be thankful for all the lessons and insight it has to offer.
Cherry Coley (c)