I don't know about you but sometimes I get a little frustrated when I have my mind set to do one thing and something else pops up that hinders or maybe just slows me down. Have you ever dealt with that? Have you ever had a plan in your mind for something whether great or small and then you come against some opposition? I know I have more than I can count for sure.
This morning I decided to sleep in a little. I haven't been resting well lately. It seems almost impossible for me to get a full nights sleep without being interrupted. I'm not sure if its my creative junkie mind that seems to never want to slow down or what but I have for sure felt the pressure over the last few days.
When I finally did get up and going I made up my mind that I was going to spend some uninterrupted time with God. I have a little table in my room and figured I would go in there. I could pray, read my bible and see what the Lord had to say to me for today. As soon as I got in there my husband needed to come in to shower and I just knew that I wouldn't be able to concentrate so I decided I would just wait until he was done so I could have the room to myself. ( I am sort of a butterfly and it takes so much for me to stay focused) :)
When I got ready to leave the room I felt like God wanted me to shift my little table to the sun room and sit in there instead. Maybe He knew that if I didn't sit down and do it now, I would soon get caught up in the day to day stuff of life and I would have a hard time trying to break away. So I moved. When I did, I put the little table down and fell to my knees, and as I hit the floor I noticed this huge spider at the baseboard. I had never seen one like it but it looked like it could take me out with one single bite. Lol! So I ran and grabbed a shoe and took it out.
When I stood up I heard God say some setbacks are actually divine detours to get you to where you need to be. I could have just as easily let frustration build up in me and just cause me to give up completely what I had planned to do. As small and maybe insignificant as it sounds, I am so glad that the Lord challenged me to relocate. My children or someone else could have possibly been bitten by the spider later in the day if they had been in there. I think about times when I was trying to do one thing and God lead me to do another, only for me to later see that He was protecting me from something.
May I encourage you today? The heart of our heavenly Father is truly to protect us from dangers both seen and unseen. Next time you are stuck in traffic, or held up in line or even if you are running late one morning, trust and believe that God sees the bigger picture and He could be saving you from something that could potentially harm you! Like any great Father, He loves and adores YOU so much! Make today amazing as you focus on how much YOU are LOVED! <3