Life is what you make it. Is this true or false? I think it is a matter of perspective. You can look at a flat tire as a loss of time or more money out of pocket. But what if you meet someone on the road at that time or at the tire store later that asked you about Jesus?
Instead of thinking these first thoughts, maybe we can think of: where is God working today and how can I join in. You can change the atmosphere with your presence. If your attitude is focused on the Kingdom of God and not of this world you can usher in God’s Shekinah glory and reconcile someone back to God. You know we all have a ministry as children of God, it is found in 2 Corinthians chapter 5:
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. (2 Corinthians 5:17-21 NKJV)
You are an ambassador for Christ in the Kingdom of God. Where ever you go you are representing God’s Kingdom and your mission is to reconcile others back to God “as though God were pleading though us:” or you to let others know on Christ’s behalf that God loves them and wants them to live a more abundant life in His kingdom.
You can change the atmosphere. Walk as children of light to bring hope, joy and peace into a world that seems to be getting darker. Change the atmosphere today where ever you go.