Today I missed a bus. This wouldn’t normally be a problem because in London busses come every 15 mintues. In the peak district national park however the next one was two hours later. Furthermore I didnt even miss it, it came a few minutes early so it missed me. Missing this bus threw my whole days plans off track by about 3 hours in total because i then had to get a later one back. I was annoyed at this predicament.
Wrongly annoyed. Sometimes we can plan how we want things to go or plan to do things the same way we’ve always done them, and when it doesn’t go exactly how we wanted we feel like the universe personally offeneded us. Ofcourse it didn’t. We are not the centre of this universe, nor are our plans the best plans. God’s ways are higher than ours 102% of the time (Isaiah 55:9). Just because my plans didn’t work out it doesn’t mean God isn’t with me. Perhaps he had a better way in mind; maybe there was a reason that bus should have come early, maybe he wanted to teach me something or meet someone at a certain time, or avoid something at a certain time.
James 4:13 tells me that my plans aren’t what’s important, but God’s will is. Maybe if i had acknowledged God in my going out (proverbs 3:5-6) things would have been different. I should not let something like my plans make me lose sight of His plans. I am still a child of God on this bus or the next, and I should always be seeking his will above my own.
We should acknowledge God in everything; our church life, our social life, our shopping and our health. We should pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:16) meditating on God’s goodness that peace, not frustration, will rule in us(Phillippians 4:8-10)
God bless you and keep you always.