January 7, 2020
My own personal ways are susceptible to all types of influence. Yet, His ways abound, free of the attachments that I have on this earth to all sorts of earthly concerns, worries, and worldly matters. His ways are higher than my ways (Isaiah 55:9). So, a comparison of my own designs to His designs for me will fall short every time; although, I would like to think that sometimes I am at least on the right track.
When I feel as if I am running around in circles, or unable to resolve a dilemma, I am often able to find a resolution that seems Heaven sent. The other day, in the midst of the mirkiness, I saw a truck pass by at the moment the yellow light compelled my mother to stop the car at an intersection. It seemed like perfect timing, when I noticed what was written on the side of the semi – “King’s Academy.”
Within the immediate context, we were on our way to services Monday morning; so, I thought about how my nisyanos (trials) in life are really only part of the learning curve that H’Shem has designed for me in the Academy of Life. Of course, H’Shem (the L-RD) is the Rosh Yeshiva (Head of the Academy).
Shortly after leaving the synagogue, later that morning, I saw a double message on the back of a vehicle: “Let go and let G-d,” in the upper right rear window, and “Be Kind,” on the lower left panel. I have taken both to heart; and, I have found this particular two-step recommendation from Above to be very helpful, despite my stumbling along the way, as I make a concerted effort to adopt these new mottos in sincerity.