01 Oct Live With It
I’ve heard of it happening but it never happened to me until today. My wife and I decided we would each like a Frosty from Wendy’s. We ordered at the menu board and when we pulled up to pay the girl said, “You don’t owe anything. The man in the car in front of you paid for you.” Really!? I looked ahead to see him pull out onto the highway and he was gone. All I could see was he was black and had a fireman’s license plate. I will never get a chance to thank him. But I want to thank him. One of life’s lessons is we don’t always get what we want. Every time I see a black fireman I will wonder if he was the one.
But we don’t always get what we want. Life serves us up good and bad things and we have to live by adapting to what is. It is a good life lesson to learn. If we don’t we will live frustrated and that really destroys the quality of life. Paul wanted a particular thorn to be removed from his life. We think it might have been a vision problem. He wrote, “Concerning this I implored the Lord three times that it might leave me. And He has said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.’”
If there is something in your life that you have repeatedly prayed about with no seeming answer, please remember God’s grace is sufficient for you. Live with it, cope, manage, adapt and become stronger by doing so. Be more of a person than before.
I think I will say thank you by doing the same thing for another person the next time I go to Wendy’s.