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Strength in my Weakness

It was my last day in California, I had an amazing two week vacation. One in which I didn't want to End. My family treated me so good. It was almost uncomfortable being overly embraced. It's funny because I've more recently struggled with not feeling embraced through my relationships etc, but once I encounter the extreme opposite, I felt unworthy. Funny huh? I can focus on my trip, and all of the great food and great family times we all created, but I decided to make this story known.

I was scheduled to pick up the owner of my rent a car, so that he was able to use it for later use. It was his personal car that he actually rents out to the public. So I was suppose to meet him at 7:45am on the day of my flight with the intention of getting to Ontario Airport at 9am. I actually arrived at the meeting place by 7:30, hoping that being early to the Airport would benefit me. It was 7:45 and I hadn't heard any response, nor callbacks from my attempts in reaching him. My flight is at 9am. I waited 15 minutes later, and by then, I just drove myself to the airport and left the car at Airport. By the time I get to the Check In, it's 8:15am, and the lady states that I was too late check in to the flight because they don't allow check ins before 45 minutes prior to departure time. I knew Ontario was a small airport, so I chose to cut the times closer, even though my dad always taught me to be at the airport 2 hours prior to departure time. But I didn't listen. At the front desk, I told the lady that the rent a car drop off was not smooth etc. I wasn't rude but I was really upset. Not to the fullest though, since i figured if I stayed one more day in Cali, I could've just hung out with my fam. I was scared that I was going to miss my connection flight and hear about it from my dad. He was expecting me to be on the 5pm flight to Sarasota, and the last thing I needed was to hear it from my dad. In my dialog the black lady at American, she still checked my bags in to go Sarasota, and put me on standby to the next flight at Dallas Fort Worth. I wasn't guaranteed a spot on a really busy plane. I remember distinctly God saying to my heart, "O Ye o little Faith." So even though I didn't feel very faithful in this moment, I told the lady " He will make a Way, He always Does." and she totally agreed and confirmed my statement. I ended up walking to the desk upstairs where my gate was at, and the lady said to wait at 10:10am, and hear for your name. When 10:10 arrived, I kept hearing everbody elses name, but mine. I started to get a bit worried. doubtful. As if these seats she was giving away were going to run out. Then it Came

"Brian Briones (Perfectly Pronounced last name FYI) please check in!"

As I approached the desk, greeted the lady, I couldn't help but mention,

"Mam you have no idea how much of a miracle this is for me. Thank You.'

She then responded with such a beautiful Response. The lovely Black lady stated

"Not my will, Be His will be Done. "

I said, Amen Sister.

I got on the plane, seated in the Emergency seating, which btw, I had A huge amount of Leg Room. Crazy Huh?

2nd Corinthians 12:8-10

8 Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. 9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

I Got to my destination safely, and he completely blessed me. Made a way for me. Even in my poor planning. Even through the doubt, for a split second, I gave credit to a Lie that I knew God will Always trump. Will He really come through for me? or will He let me down like everything else does in the world. Man Lord Thank you Jesus, for Always encouraging my heart. Enriching my life. Amen

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