In the wise words of Chuck Swindoll, “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”
It had been a long day of traveling following a week and a half of mission work in Guatemala. Our group was ready to be home, reuniting with family members and sleeping in our own beds. However, our patience was put to the test when our connecting flight changed departure gates three times and was delayed for over an hour.
I was pleased to observe the positive attitudes maintained by our group’s members, despite our anxiousness to get home. We used the delay as an opportunity to grab some dinner and spend some more time chatting with each other before we would have to part ways.
Unfortunately, not everyone on our flight, was able to keep the same kind of positive outlook. One passenger in particular caught our attention…a minister we overheard loudly complaining into his cell phone about the delay. He told the person on the other end of the line that he still didn’t have tomorrow’s sermon written because the airline kept delaying his flight. One of our team members whispered, “What he doesn’t realize is that God just gave him an extra hour to get that sermon done”.
My friend’s insight was spot-on and made me wonder how many times I’ve gotten wrapped up in a frustrating situation and missed out on the blessing God was trying to hand me. We’ve all been there before haven’t we? But, Romans 8:28 assures us “that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”
If we believe God’s word to be true, than we ought to trust that no matter what situation we face, God can and will use it for our good.
I have been working at WBFJ since September 2004 when God threw me out of the boat I was riding in and set me on a new and wonderful course. I love co-hosting the morning show, although the lack of sleep does make me a bit loopy at times.
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