I had to meet a home inspector early Monday morning. On my way there, I encountered a large semi-truck blocking the entire road, so I had to find a different route. Before I got to my destination, the road I chose was blocked by a pickup truck; it looked like someone had forgotten to put it in park, and it rolled into the street; I was able to go around this roadblock. After the second roadblock, I said to myself, if this happens again, I’ll know God is speaking to me, and it happened! The inspection was completed, and I headed back home, only to find that the road to my home was blocked by a tree removal company’s truck, but I could squeeze by. All of this happened within a short period; I can’t make this stuff up!
The big truck represents God and his protection; he blocked that path to protect the person I might encounter on that particular path and possibly me. The other two roads, he allowed me to squeeze by slowly and carefully with his help. It’s no coincidence that I was headed to an inspection; God made me aware that he was inspecting me.
This whole scenario played out within an hour of my passing these roadblocks, and I could see why God completely blocked my interactions with a particular person because I was a little salty about them. However, he did allow two minor interactions with others involved to accomplish his intentions. The lesson, which I learned well, is not to dismiss anything as coincidence when God is at work in your life. The following verse applies to me, but it’s a good lesson for everyone.
Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. 1 Peter 3:9