Must confess, somehow I allowed a recent disappointment bury itself inside ... where (of course!) it reappears when least expected, in a most unflattering manner.
So, I re-discovered the following counsel in my "Daily Meditations" this morning. I hope its message resonates to others, as well.
Being in the "right place at the right time" is how we generally explain our good fortune or the good fortune of a friend. But it's to our advantage to understand how we managed to be in the right place at just the right moment.
We have probably heard many times that God's timetable is not necessarily the same as our timetable. That events will happen as scheduled to fit a picture bigger than the picture encompassed by our egos. And frequently, our patience wears thin because we're not privy to God's timetable!
But we can trust, todays and always, that doors open on time. Opportunities are offered when we are ready for them. Nary a moment passes that doesn't invite us to both give and receive a special message -- a particular lesson.
We are always in God's care, and every circumstance of our lives is helping to mold the individuals we are meant to be.
I will take a long look at where I am today and be grateful for my place. It's right for me, now, and is preparing me for the adventure ahead.