You never know when your life is going to be interrupted by the unexpected. To you, this seems like an incredible inconvenience, you can get upset, angry, and protest wildly even though you know everything happens at the right time.
But you protest “but I’m late,” like I did when I had a tire blow out on the freeway. It made me late for an appointment. Rather than wait for AAA to show up, I changed the tire myself to save time, as I saw the traffic backing up and slowing to a stop.
That tire problem which had me so upset kept me from being involved in a multiple vehicle accident which cost the lives of seven people. I could have been one of them.
Everything happens at the right time and in divine order, so you can give up any false hope you have in coincidence and accidents. Although, sometimes you’re not the main character in the coincident or accident.
Just like the wreck on the highway with seven fatalities; my flat tire scene was a minor supporting role, which had it been in a motion picture script, probably would have ended up on the cutting room floor. Many other people were major players in the wreck who played significant roles, were frightened, hurt, and responded heroically.
Each one of them playing their own parts which precision and accuracy, intuitively responding with no idea they were playing out roles in a dramatic scene, perfectly. And every single one of them, the star of his or her own story.
Hundreds of stories all happening simultaneously, all brought together at this one place in time, all experiencing the event in different ways; even me, changing my tire on the side of the road.
My view of the world changed that day. I had anchored my expectation to arriving to an appointment on time so much that I could not see the grace afforded me by having a flat tire. When my plans were interrupted, my response was not good, and never once did I consider I was playing a part in something bigger.
It wasn’t until the traffic started backing up when by awareness was quickened and I experienced the paradigm shift, and my whole being shifted from being upset to compassion, grace, and gratitude. As I learned more about the tragedy from which I was spared, my heart went out to all the people, their families, and loved ones who for whatever reason were not as blessed as I was to have car troubles at just the right time.
How many times have we had our mind set on something, having had made all the appropriate plans and preparations, and things didn’t work out exactly the way you had planned?
If you’re like me, many things that have not turned out the way you had expected in the past just flashed in your mind, some of then too intimate or tragic to put into words.
Yet, as it turns out, every one of the interruptions, delays, detours, sidetracks, derailments, and disastrous events, some of which were unexpected mind-blowing experiences, were all perfectly timed to make sure that you were in the right place at the right time at a later point in your life’s story.
Perfectly preparing you to act out your starring role with Academy Award winning precision and grace.
You don’t know what key role you’re going to be playing when you are delivering your award-winning-performance in your personal teleplay. Sometimes it’s a comedy, romance, drama, or suspense-thriller, still there you are, perfectly prepared for your starring role, or your supporting role in someone else’s story.
The next time something doesn’t turn out like you expected, consider everything happens at the right time and be willing to let goof your connection to the expectation that something else is more important than the bigger picture.
And be grateful for the opportunity to play out your role with precision and grace, even when you can hear the clapper board in the back ground, as God says, “Cut!” and you know you’re about to encounter a fortuitous plot twist.