Friday our plans got changed in a great way. I had the choice to either:
Embrace the change, go after the good and give praise and thanks with all the twists and turns …
Complain, resist the new direction, stress and fret through the whiteout snow storm, being awake all night driving through the night, the long empty dark unfamiliar highways, no open gas stations or truck stops, straps coming undone and things coming off the back of our trailer, forgetting to eat supper and in the quickness of the direction changes instead of packing snacks for the drive they got packed the grocery containers in the packed in the back, and … well you get the picture.
I am so grateful that I chose to embrace the change with excitement and anticipation of what goodness was coming.
Yes, the whiteout snowstorm in the dark of the night, on highways unfamiliar, with vehicles and tracks going off onto the side of the road still yielded extreme beauty and insight. It was absolutely gorgeous as the whiteness wrapped itself tighter around our world. It was insightful as looking straight ahead was absolutely blinded with nothingness but white … however, looking at an angle towards the side of the road yield a small window of visual to help keep us moving forward. Even if it was at 8 mph in a 70-mph zone.
It was a life lesson experience. Just as in the storm when all is blocked with only whiteness. The challenges and storms of life can often blind us if we get focused on the challenge or storm instead of looking around the challenge and looking from a different perspective to keep moving forward.
There were sections that we couldn’t even make out where the road was … but our needs were met before we even knew that we would be traveling on this highway, in the middle of the dark night, in the middle of a whiteout snowstorm, pulling a 26’ trailer. Yes, our needs were met. When we couldn’t see where the road was, we were still able to keep moving forward. Yes, it was at a reduced speed … way reduced. But we were still moving forward and thanks to the “rumble bars” we knew when we got to close to the edge or the center line. We even had technology that somewhat helped us know the lay of the highway … which without the visual at times might have been a tad deceiving but that was not an issue because we had the “rumble bars” to keep us within our boundaries.
Yes, I was giving praise and thanks for the “rumble bars” and for GPS. Yes, I was honored and speaking affirmations into my amazing husband and son who were driving instead of sleeping. Yes, I was giving thanks and praise for the days ahead and the blessings and rewards that were bringing us through this growing experience.
Are you choosing to live today with a POSITIVE perspective or a NEGATIVE perspective?
What “rumble bars” are in place to help keep you in your boundaries and moving forward in your purposed calling and life why achievement?
Are you grateful for them and using them?
I adore when you share your insights. I vote your victory and speak grace and peace from the most High into your life and your day. May you be blessed with extra joy and thankful from the inside out that overflows to all that you interact and connect with today.