Inconvenienced

Inconvenienced

So your tape stuck to your bubble wrap, again.
Your wifi isn’t working.
Someone got your parking space this morning.
Your coffee order was wrong today.
The kids were being too loud.
Your husband’s socks are beside the hamper or your wives work out bras are hanging on the shower door… repeatedly.
Grocery clerk taking too long.
It took three weeks or three months to get an appointment with your doctor.

Let’s face it; you are simply being inconvenienced around every turn.

I challenge you to consider this; perhaps inconveniences are all about perspective. So your tape stuck to your bubble wrap, again? Did you quit packing altogether? Of course not, you unraveled or started over again. This moment was actually significant, and it provided an opportunity to move into a new direction, a new home, a change that will lead to greater opportunity or possibility.

Your wifi isn’t working. Did you throw away all of your electronics? Umm hope not…if so, check that temper already. If you got up and found wifi somewhere else or called to problem solve, then “Wooo Hooo,” you are a go-getter. This problem was an excellent chance to find new solutions to a minor hic-up.

You say someone got your parking space this morning? Did you ram their car until they moved? Stop thinking, “No, but I thought about it!” By chance, in doing nothing, you may have blessed someone who had a flat tire and arrived late for a job interview that would help feed their family, or maybe they just don’t care that your name is on that space. Either way, SO WHAT, here’s a chance to stop making life all about convenience and get over it. Park somewhere else and move on.

Your coffee order was wrong today. Say it isn’t so! Did you yell at the barista or drink it anyway? Thought… you are blessed to be able to afford that rocket fuel, now’s the chance to remember the baristas usually make less an hour than your java costs. What a blessing would it be to them to tell them, “thank you for serving me,” just a thought?

The kids are being too loud. Whoa, okay this one is a toughy. Screaming kids can cause chaos in a home, am I right? But, it is a Beautiful Chaos in which families around the world pray for, yet they never conceive a child. Worse, some do conceive and throw the chaos out; after all, kids are an inconvenience, and those people had a life to live that didn’t include the disorder of a kid. What the what!?!? Join in the chaos of those noisy kids and sing a song louder than them, your presence alone is usually annoying enough to shut that chaos down, or you just might find yourselves giggling at the moment.

Your husband’s socks are beside the hamper, or your wives work out bras are hanging on the shower… repeatedly. Gross, those things wreak! Who cares, put on some hazmat rubber gloves and put those stinkers in the laundry. Someone attended a funeral today and would give anything to see those items again, along with the loved one of course. But I know, I know you were inconvenienced and it annoys you. GET OVER IT

Grocery clerk taking too long. No way, did you leave the store and starve that week? NO, oh okay I was worried for a moment…NOT. People hear me, there are real-world famines happening, in 2019! Take a deep breath, wait in line and next time buy the person’s food behind you, even if it’s only one item, turn an inconvenience into a blessing.

It took three weeks or three months to get an appointment with your doctor. You know where I am going with this one, don’t you? Be thankful for healthcare, even when you are inconvenienced, many people live in areas where there is no healthcare system in place, or it’s corrupt and unreliable. Next time you see your practitioner tell them you are blessed by them and thankful that they chose an often thankless job. The hours you will sit waiting, does not compare to the hour’s doctors put into training, serving, and pushing for excellence to ensure you get the best care.

So you say you were inconvenienced? Pray for a new perspective, it will make all the difference in how you respond.

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