Inevitably there will be some very inconvenient things that happen to you in life. Things can be going very well and suddenly come to a halt, or you may just have one thing after another, and another inconvenience on top of it. Whatever it is, it just so happens to be the most inconvenient thing to happen at that time.
“But I just got this repaired! I’m about to go on a road trip!”
“Honey, there’s something wrong with the freezer. It’s making a funny noise.”
“Do you hear water running?”
“What’s that smell?”
“I know you’re busy, but can you also…”
“I’m in a hurry! I don’t have time to stop now!”
Sometimes the most ironic inconvenience is the best kind – or worst, depending on how you look at it.
“I just put in new flooring, and now my pipes have overflowed the house!”
“I just got new tires, and some idiot ran a red light and totaled my car!”
“I just spent a lot of money on an emergency, and now I have another!”
“I don’t have any time! How can I spend it with someone who really needs it?”
But while our problems may seem terribly inconvenient and horribly timed, they happen for a reason. This horrible timing is actually perfect timing. Maybe God wants you to slow down for a minute. Maybe He wants you in a particular place at a particular time. Maybe He wants you in a particular state of mind. Maybe He’s about to bring someone to you. Whatever the reason, this is an opportunity for you to learn. Let God teach you through everything, however big or small, and you will be surprised with wisdom you may not have found otherwise.
Take a look at Job’s life in the book of Job, at Joseph in Genesis (especially 50:20), and also at Paul and Silas in Acts 16:16-34. So many inconvenient things happened to them, but God worked it out for a wonderful purpose later on. Check out Romans 8:28, also.