Sunshine sunshine, oh how I love some sunshine! Ah, today was such a beautiful day! On Tuesdays and Thursdays I am often late for my first patient due to recent construction in the area. This morning I managed to leave a little earlier, (praise Jesus lol). There are two exits that I can take to get to the area. Each time I take the same exit. This exit in particular was once the quicker route to reach the patient. That has since changed due to all of the construction which in turn increased the traffic and therefore I have been LATE! This morning I felt a little different inside however. I held a conversation with myself, within myself (I know I’m not the only one who does this! :D). I said to myself, “Now what if I take a different route?” this being the other exit. For just a moment, I felt an urge to travel along the route I was most familiar with. Maybe it was the sunshine, but I stopped that thought and said to myself “How will I ever know if the other route is the better route, if I always stay on the same path?” So guess what I decided to do?! You’ve guessed it (hopefully). I took the different route! Now at first I encountered a little traffic, but soon it was smooth sailing. As I approached each traffic signal, the light almost instantly turned green! Blessed! As I journeyed along the different route, I thought to myself, what if I had taken the route that I had become too familiar and comfortable with? I would not have discovered that the route which seemed to be longer was in actuality, quicker. There are many times in our lives in which we are destined to arrive at our purpose at a certain time. However sometimes we arrive late because of our comfort in the familiar. I don’t know about you, but I definitely know of instances where this was evident in my life. Sometimes it was complacency, sometimes it was fear, and sometimes it was insecurity that I allowed to hold me back. Now God is so good that He lovingly redirects us even when we take the route considered to be wrong. But just what if we are sometimes the hindrance to our destinations. What if there are obstructions along the way created by us, that hinder us. Just a thought. I vowed to myself to no longer journey the route of complacency or familiarity for the sake of risking my comfortability! Sometimes we achieve the most growth through being uncomfortable.