Today I was determined to be productive. I woke up early, showered, got ready, and was off on my job hunt. Today was day three of going places to ask about employment opportunities. I was at location number two when I locked my car and slammed the door behind me. At that exact moment, as I looked inside my purse, I thought to myself, No, I couldn’t have. Did I?? “I did,” I said out loud to myself. I had left my keys in the ignition.
The worst part about this kind of situation is that it very well could have been prevented. I could have carefully gotten out of my car and checked my purse to see if I had absentmindedly put my keys inside, since I hadn’t remembered doing so, BEFORE locking and closing the door. Instead, I got to sit outside the business park for about three hours. Thankfully, my sister was able to go home and get my spare set of keys for me when she got out of school.
With all that waiting I had, I got to thinking about how sometimes, no matter how prepared we think we are, we just can’t plan for the unexpected. We really never do know what’s going to happen in life, and we take that so for granted. Today was a nice reminder of that.
“Now listen, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.’ Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, ‘If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.'” -James 4:13-15