“It sure would be convenient if there were no inconveniences”, said my lovely wife in relation to the power being out twice within the last 24 hours. We are back up and running, but there are lessons to be learned in such times.
Inconveniences are great teachers. By them we learn patience, character, and a ton of great qualities that are gained the hard way. But have we considered that inconveniences May be God’s way of protecting us? We tend to focus on how our whole schedule shifts because of a power outage, but we forget that God might be doing something we have never considered.
Inconveniences also reveal things about us that are less than attractive. The ornery, mean part of us is often revealed when things do not go our way. It is in these moments that we discover how selfish we really are.
The next time your power goes out or your car won’t start, try to see what God might be doing. Scripture says that His ways are higher than our ways and His thoughts higher than our thoughts. As for God, His way is perfect (even if it is inconvenient).