He who started a good work in you will carry it to completion. — Philippians 1:6
Goodness it has been a while since I have posted. Life has been crazy busy lately and that is such a blessing. Since the last time we talked I earned a PiYo certification, passed my exam to sell insurance, and started a complete bathroom remodel. My brain has been so busy that I had developed a case of writers block but I have a little something something for ya today.
Now this is a fairly short and simple story but it struck me as inspiring so I wanted to share.
As many of you know my primary job is in the Real Estate business; I run the office at Eiler Realty and I am also an agent. So yesterday I needed to get a couple of keys made for some listings we have. I decided I would just run to Walmart and use the Minute Key machine that they have at the front of the store.
First of all the name “Minute Key” is only appropriate if you actually know what you are doing. I stepped up to the machine holding the keys and two 5 dollar bills. I hit the button to start and was promptly notified that the machine takes exact change only and that each key is $3.00. So I went and stood in line to get some change and was then told that I had to get change from customer service which in turn meant another line to stand in. Right now we are in about minute 7 in my “Minute Key” experience. It’s finally my turn, the cashier hands me 10 crisp dollar bills and I return to the machine. My first key purchase went smooth and easy, it truly only took about a minute. Feeling confident I go to place the second key in the machine and it tells me to remove it and try again. The machine takes a few minutes to reset and I make a second attempt…Same thing. We did this little dance probably 5 times before I finally conceded. We are now in like minute 18 of this little adventure. I was wearing high heels, my feet hurt, and the last thing I wanted to do was traipse across the store to automotive but off I went. Once I got to automotive the young man that helped me was very nice polite. He noticed my key chain and asked if I was in real estate. My “hustle” detector start to ring and I promptly replied with “Yes I am. Do you need to find a home?”. He said he did and then we conversed on what he is looking to buy for him and his family.
Now here is the lesson…many times things just don’t go our way…we get frustrated, disheartened, and our mood makes it difficult to see our blessings. This man may never buy a house from me but all of the set backs I faced lead me to the OPPORTUNITY to meet this person. I was trying to take one path even when I was shown that it wasn’t meant for me. I wanted to do it my way and my way didn’t work. This is where our faith comes in. We have got to have faith that our hard times, our set backs, our frustrations are all there to lead us or prepare us for what is meant. I know I am making this proclamation after something as simple as getting a key made and that seems too simple for it to be God but the truth is God cares about all the details of our lives even the simplest ones.
I look back at all the plans I had once made for myself and I say a little prayer to thank God for all the bumps in the road that lead me right to where I am now…the instances that I thought were meant to steal my joy ended up guiding to me to my greatest blessings. Trust His plan my Friends, Trust it.
All the love,