According to Dictionary.com, the definition of inevitable is, “that which is unavoidable; unable to be avoided, evaded, or escaped; certain; necessary.” The above picture was taken as me and my husband took a quick trip to Atlanta. What our GPS estimated as an hour and twenty-minute drive, quickly arose to an hour and fifty minutes. As we were stuck in stand still traffic, my anxiousness and impatience started to grow. As I was sitting there I said to myself, but this is expected. If you frequent Atlanta, then you are very aware of their traffic. The traffic is horrible, and God forbid if it’s raining or during rush hour. The inevitable is a lesson that my dear husband has been trying to teach me for a while now, and it took us being stuck in traffic for God to really speak to me; but, I got the lesson and I want you all to get it too.
Life has many situations that are inevitable. Traffic, conflicts, death, and trials are a few examples of inevitable things we face. The catch is dealing with the inevitable. As I was sitting in traffic that was barely moving, I took a deep breath and said, “this is expected, and there’s nothing I can do about it.” That was true, traffic in Atlanta, and all busy cities is expected and there’s nothing we can do, but change our perspective. Even James 1:2 states to “consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds…” The bible states here and many other scriptures that we WILL face trials, we WILL face adversities, but it is up to us to change our perspective. I encourage you all that the next time you are faced with something that is inevitable, take a deep breath, face the fact that it is inevitable, and change your perspective. Learn new techniques on how to deal with what comes your way, find the positives, and know that God is with you every step of the way.