I guess God has something else for me to do.
Romans 8:28 We are all aware that God works with those who love Him, those who have been called in accordance with His purpose, and turns everything into their good.
We make to-do lists, shopping lists, and make appointments to see friends, family, and, in some cases, clients and customers.
You prioritize, scrutinize, and double check our lists. All this we do the day before, in order to be more efficient. You wake up the next morning with a sense of purpose, fully intending to do everything on our list. Then, you find out the coffee maker wasn’t set; there isn’t enough in the fridge for breakfast, your clothes need to be ironed, and you can’t remember what you did with your keys. You’re frustrated, a little angry, and stress is beginning to nag at you, and the day hasn’t even begun! You call your boss to let him know that you are going to be late. You turn on the TV, listening to the background noise as you fumble through an improvised breakfast; it’s 8:46 a.m. September 11, 2001. That’s when you hear it.
Pat Carroll: WCBS news time, 8:48, it’s traffic and weather together sponsored by Henry Miller’s Theatre. Tom Kaminski, Chopper 880.
Tom Kaminski: Alright uh, Pat, we are just currently getting a look…at the World Trade Center, We have something that has happened here at the World Trade Center. We noticed flame and an awful lot of smoke from one of the towers of the World Trade Center. We are just coming up on this scene, this is easily three-quarters of the way up…we are…this is…whatever has occurred has just occurred, uh, within minutes and, uh, we are trying to determine exactly what that is. But currently we have a lot of smoke at the top of the towers of the World Trade Center, we will keep you posted.
You fall into the sofa in front of the television in total shock. You work on the 93rd floor. This can’t be happening. You think to yourself. I just spoke to my boss. It has happened, and because your morning was going bad, you’re home and not there.
In our strive to fit as many activities in a day as we can, we often lose sight of important things, and get flustered when things go awry. We don’t take time to think that it may be God trying to tell us something. We just double our efforts, regroup, and come up with another attack plan, all the while grousing about how our perfectly planned day is slowly circling the drain.
We, as God’s Children do not consider that a snafu here or having to cut something short there, is a way for God to guide us and keep us safe. Granted, not all of us worked at the WTC Buildings, but there are those who did that, for some reason didn’t make it to work that day. Those are the people that thanked God for delaying them. How many times have you groused about running late or plans falling apart only to find out later there had been a wreck on the very route, in the very spot on the road you’d have been at, that you would have taken. We may not have the ability to hear Him speak to us, but He finds ways to show us that maybe our task can wait.
Until next time, God Bless.