Today I was running late! To make matters worse….I accidentally got on the wrong bus to the city…the one that takes me the longer route! ? When I realized my mistake…I threatened to Uber it back to my bus stop and wait for a later version of my correct bus. Yes I did yell this out! ? One man tried to calm me down. ? Then it occurred to me that if I did go back to my original bus stop, I would be even later! Calmly…I decided to take the detour and accept where I was at. As if I had a choice in the matter! ? Lol. At least I was on a warm bus right? ? But…why did it bother me so much that I got on the wrong bus? After all I already knew I was going to be late when I left my house…and I will still get to the city! Perhaps it bothered me that I was no longer in control of my day. The detour route could add anywhere between 15-20 minutes to my commute. But still the bigger picture was that I was headed in the right direction. This is how I perceive God to be. This force that guides us in directions we do not want to go in or weren’t prepared to go in…but He is there to make sure we arrive on time (His time) with all learned lessons in hand! ?? Succumbing to God’s timing and plan isn’t easy! Many of us react the way I did on the bus…frustrated and angry. Yet we will arrive to our destination! The journey is all part of God’s plan to fulfill His promise to us. It was not my intention to make today’s blog a spiritual one but it was also not my intention to get on the wrong bus! ? And if you have been following this blog, you know I blog in real time (often on the bus or subway…like I am doing right now). My message for you today is to accept the detour, appreciate the life lessons on that trip, and acknowledge that it was meant to happen to prepare you for your destination! So I’m late…very late today. I’m surprised by it but God knew all of the time. And I’m not alone. He is on the detour with me…still guiding me! ?? ~KJM on Flashback Friday! And if you are wondering…I did not rush once I arrived in city! Stay blessed?