Today was one of those days which define a crossroad and lead into the next chapter. I began the day feeling nervous and nauseous, wondering about the outcome of a meeting. Right up until the last moment I wasn’t sure whether I would be able to come to agreement on the main points but in a wonderful way, all my fears were allayed and I held my head high. Dad bought me a celebratory coffee on the way home and I rejoiced in the changes made through collaboration and choosing not to be silent.
There is often a need to speak up but we have to weigh up the consequences. I simply couldn’t cope with another year like that and was prepared to walk away. Instead, I have the best possible scenario, able to keep things the same except for the parts of the commitment that drained me the most.
To add to my relief, I missed out on a potential horrific accident today- a car sped through the lights in the street I was turning into after the lights had been red for them about ten seconds and I had started to make my right turn. Someone witnessed it and commented when they saw me at the local shops a couple of minutes later; ” You avoided that well. Angels were watching over you. I didn’t want to see a horrific accident today”. We exchanged encouraging words about Jesus himself watching me and I shared that He knew I had an important meeting an hour and a half later. Two children in the back were very grateful I saw the car and beeped my horn. I am grateful that my entire day was safe within His care and that the car metaphor was a clear sign as well; I was going to enter that cross road and continue on my journey that began many months before.