My trip to the dealership for an oil change is normally performed in less than one hour with an appointment, but today the wait for my car to be serviced was unusually long. I didn't mind because I engaged in a great and encouraging conversation with a stranger. Anytime you want to talk about Jesus, everything is put away and the clock no longer exists. You have my attention. I had a long wait, but because of this, I was encouraged by a stranger.
A long wait can cause frustration and aggravation to a person, but it can be a blessing. A long wait in one place may prevent you from being in another place, avoiding some unwanted circumstance. A long wait can position you to be in a place to receive favor right where you are. It can also allow you to have a chance meeting with someone to encourage you or change your world.
I was blessed in so many ways by the words that poured from the stranger's mouth. I really hate our talk had to end so soon. No, I didn't get her name, but I did tell her to look me up on Facebook if she wants. Maybe she will. Maybe she won't. Maybe the Lord caused our paths to cross to encourage one another for that time and that time only. No matter what happens, I'm grateful for my long wait today.