Today I stepped out after lunch to go make a deposit at the bank. I have a few automatic payments set up to withdraw and I already knew that my account didn’t have all the needed finds for tomorrow the 15th. I kept telling myself I need to stop at the bank – and I just didn’t make the time or set some time aside to do it.
So during lunch I used my GPS to take me to the nearest location. My GPS said 10 min from my job.
for some reason, the route I was taking took me to the parkway. As I merged onto the route I was distracted and rubbernecking, looking to see what was causing the traffic. It was less than five seconds and I realized my GPS was telling me to turn right.
I missed the turn as a glanced to my left seeing fire trucks and police cars stopping traffic to a complete stop.
I thought if I just remained focused I wouldn’t have added an additional 10 minutes.
Pictured above is me five minutes away from my destination, at a red stop.
When I got back to the office the cerse popped on my head – abide in me. I googled the phrase not remembering the exact verse located and found, John 15:4 remain in me as I remain in you.
“Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.”
John 15:4 NIV
One of my biggest desires is to reflect Gods Glory in the work I feel He has called me to do. However, if I don’t remain in his word, grounded, planted, and continually seek him, remain connected – my work will be fruitless, if not meaningless. If I want to Glorify Him, I must set aside the bad days, and seek him for strength. I must treat others with respect always. But today was hard for me.
While I felt singled out in our design meeting this morning, I know that it wasn’t intentional. Feelings don’t always win. Our emotions aren’t always right. I want to ask for forgiveness but my pride won’t let me.
There’s still 2.5 hrs before quitting time so we will see if I have the strength to ask for pardoning.