I was traveling interstate one day and when I got to the park, I asked a woman if the seat beside her was already occupied by someone or not; I felt that the seat would be a comfortable one for me considering the location. The woman answered me in the affirmative, so I decided to sit on the seat directly behind the one I initially wanted to sit on.
The location of the seat was such that no one could sit down there until the rear seats of the bus were filled, because the people moving to the rear end of the bus had to pass through that place hence the reason I couldn’t tell if someone already picked the seat or not.
I didn’t know that the woman was actually lying (and I still don’t understand why she had to). As I moved to where I finally sat, she then asked if I still wanted to sit beside her but I said, “No”. I had lost interest in sitting there anyway.
By the time someone else sat on that seat, I discovered it had no back rest. Throughout that journey, it was evident how uncomfortable the occupant of that seat was.
As simple as this looks, I could perceive The Holy Spirit ministering to me…
There are things we want badly but don’t end up getting and we waste time mourning our supposed losses when in actual fact it was God at work in our situation to give us a beautiful future.
God sees far beyond what we could ever conceive with our hearts. And because He loves us, he averts the sourness we could have experienced tomorrow by causing some shifts in the physical realm which many times make no sense to us.
You might be wondering why some people are working against you in certain areas of your life.
Maybe your fiance/fiancee called off your relationship or your boss, instead of recommending you for a promotion, recommended your dismissal instead.
It will certainly hurt at first. But you will get to understand the good that comes with the rough package. When that time comes, you will indeed be very grateful that God cleared the way before you without you knowing it.
Don’t fret over the downward tides you are faced with at the moment.
It just might be a blessing in disguise…
. . . A way to redirect you to the path of purpose.
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. (Romans 8:28 NLT)
© OMOSEBI Mary Omolola, PhD