Happy New Year, Champions!

I texted my sister that I would be arriving at 10am sharp to deliver the Christmas gifts I had bought for her and my niece, since we couldn’t celebrate normally this year. Keys in hand, I headed for the front door where the gifts were already waiting for me. Suddenly I realized I had to run back upstairs for something (that I currently don’t even remember).

When I was coming back down the stairs I realized my keys were no longer in my hand. I sent another text letting her know I would be a few minutes late. I continued to pace back and forth looking for these keys I literally just had. I was slightly annoyed because now I was running behind, which I hate. I could feel my patience wearing thin.

Finally, I paused. I said out loud, “Lord, where are my keys?” and sure enough, two minutes later I found them (and of course they were right in my face). I ran out of my house, trying to make up for lost time. When I got closer to my sister’s house, which is just 5 minutes away, I noticed the flashing lights of police and an ambulance ahead. A truck had overturned.

I thought to myself, oooweee, thank you Lord for allowing me to misplace my keys and for delaying “my” timeline. As I looked at the clock it was 10:10am. Had I been “on time” by my schedule, I could have very well been involved in that accident.

A New Year always brings out new levels of excitement, execution and expectation in us. But sometimes, when things don’t happen just the way we imagined, we get discouraged and then we stop progress. I want you to know it is ok to pause, to reset, and to seek more guidance- but don’t stop because of a delay, or stop because it gets difficult. God could be delaying you so you don’t “flip over.”

“All things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28. And if it works together for his good, it will automatically work together for your good.