It is great to live fairly close to where I work… it means a short commute to or from home every day. I push the limit too often, waiting until the last minute to head to the office in the mornings, resulting in poor parking options.
I am good with that pennance, but this week, poor parking options has taken on a whole new personna. Now, one of the main parking lots is closed for renovations, eliminating a large percentage of our parking spaces.
Arriving at my usual 855am yesterday, I was lucky to capture a spot inside our company’s parking garage as someone from the night shift was leaving finally.
Today, I actually arrived a little earlier (for me that means 850am) hoping for similar luck to prevail. It did and I was once again able to find a lucky spot in the parking garage.
I am pretty sure that by tomorrow my dumb luck is going to run out and I will join the many coworkers who have had to park up to a mile from the parking lot and trek in. As our temperatures in Florida seem to flirt with the hundred degree mark, I am not looking forward to the hot, sweaty results of hiking from far away parking lo.
Which leads to my point – wouldn’t it be so much more reasonable to just get to work much earlier than usual and have a better guarantee of an available spot?
This makes me reflect on my own life… where is my parking spot? Do I want a reserved spot or a preferred parking lot decal? Maybe I am more suited to riding the bus and leaving the parking to those ready for commitment? Or, more likely I will continue to risk losing my luck with the parking garage and ending up parking in a different zip code than where I want to be, then hiking the distance on foot.
Will anyone join the trek or offer a lift on my journey?
…according to Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
I know that the parking spot I find will be the parking spot for me. And if it is alone or with someone, in my current zip code or another, it will be the right one if I can listen to God’s directions and follow His signs.
In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen!