Light Lessons: God’s still got a blessing with your Name on it!
Last year when I traveled to Detroit on a budget may I add, I sacrificed and treated myself to a car service. Not an Uber, not a Lyft, not a cab, not a shared ride but a premium car service.
Yes, I ordered a premium black car service to pick me and my precious cargo up. I did it because provisions were made for me to do so.
I did it because I put myself where I see myself, I did it because I know I am worthy of such, I did it because I deserved it, and I did it because I believed that I could therefore I did!
Because I did, I had a personal escort tracking every movement of my journey awaiting my arrival to guide me to my next destination. How cool to have this type of experience. I was really really excited.
When I landed, I received a call from my driver letting me know that he was there. He was waiting for me at baggage claim with a sign with my name on it seeking only me.
So, how is it that I didn’t see him even though he was literally right in front of me. How many times have your been to the airport and seen what I am describing with someone else’s name on it?
Plenty of times right. I know I have wishing it was me. And, now that it had my own name it I didn’t even see it.
So, how did that happen? I’ll tell you why…because I tried to pick up and carry my own baggage that’s how.
You see, we can envision something, make it our reality, be more than ready and prepared for the elevation, take chances, and take necessary risk to get to that next level in what we seek.
Basically, we are all in open for the newness and ready to go.
We acknowledge a way has been made for us and we have done the work. And, yet we can still miss the sign along with the guide standing right in front of us to get us there.
We often unintentionally, out of habit revert back to our old norm and way of thinking in those unfamiliar moments as it’s presented to us.
When things are moving and progressing forward we often step backwards. By doing this either consciously or subconsciously, we end up missing the mark laid out for us.
Just like I did at the airport, even though I knew I had ordered a car, I knew the driver was waiting for me, I knew I didn’t have anything to do but just show up.
And yet, what did I do look to grab my baggage and for the nearest exit to get on my merry little way trying to figure out how to get to where I need to be like I’ve always done.
Because, this experience was so new and unknown I completely miss it. Luckily, for me my driver kept calling my name so I could be found.
What that did was bring me back to my new reality that I had a premium black car service waiting for me with a personal escort, with a sign with my name on it to carry my baggage and guide me and my precious cargo to my next destination.
Just like that, I was brought back to the moment I worked so hard for and deserved to experience. I was then able to accept my new norm release the old way of thinking, relinquish control of carrying my baggage, sit back and simply enjoy the ride.
Once I returned to that state of mind and being. All things in Detroit became a complete blessing with my name on it!
So, what mark have you missed? What sign with your name on it have you walked right past? What baggage have you claimed when you shouldn’t have? When have you ignored your name being called? When is the last time you allowed yourself to embrace the newness and enjoy the ride?
All valid questions. Just know it happens to us all and that there’s a blessing with your name on it. All that’s required is that you just have to accept it as your new norm, meet it where it’s at and just rock with it!
Love to hear your realized blessings with your name on it! If your ready to make a shift with mind, body, spirit let me work with you so next time you won’t miss the sign with your blessing written just for you.