My weekends usually begin with a weekly Friday meet-up at my dad’s/mentor’s office. It’s mostly the highlight of my week.
Last week Friday, almost from the time I woke, I felt the nudge of the Holy Spirit to confirm that dad was at the office. I ignored it.
I went about my morning and began to prepare to get on the road. I heard the Holy Spirit again say that I should get dad’s whereabouts.
This time I said, “Oh Dad, relax. There’s no reason to worry so much. He would inform me if he’s not at the office.”
Eventually, I got on the road, and just before I conked out, the Holy Spirit said to drop a message concerning dad’s whereabouts, but I didn’t think it was all that important.
Two hours later, I was within the walls with my mouth agape. The security informed me that dad hadn’t been at the office at all.
I knew right then that God had been trying to prevent all that drama. I stepped out of the compound, still too shocked to process any thought. It didn’t seem possible that dad would leave me stranded, so I called and called without a response.
I started telling the Lord sorry and that I needed Him to show me a way.
A few seconds later, I got a message from dad. He had been in a meeting all day with board members somewhere around the office.
I told the Lord thanks and told dad that I would wait at his office. I had to maximize the transport fare spent.
Of course, if I had listened to God, I would have gone where dad was and saved all that money.
However, God showed me mercy and ensured I was comfortable in dad’s office. After a few hours, dad asked me to meet up with him because his meeting would end later than planned.
Despite spending more, I experienced God’s mercy even though I had ignored His instruction. Make no mistakes – ignoring God’s instruction cost me, yet God provided a way when I went to Him.
It is marvelous to have a God who speaks. More than that, it is a blessing to have a Way Maker for a Dad.