Someone advised me to take a particular jeepney (a public utility vehicle in the Philippines) to the venue of the event I recently attended. She made it clear that this route would directly pass by the building. I won’t have to walk towards it. I can save time.
I found the jeepney she was talking about. I got in and was happy to be on time for the event. I told myself I could relax.
Until we reached an intersection. The red light was on.
Suddenly I was filled with doubts – “It doesn’t look like this jeepney is gonna pass by the building. What if it doesn’t pass by and instead of heading straight it turns left? I would have to walk further then than if I get off now and walk instead. Should I get off now?”
And so I did.
The lights went green as soon as I stepped out. I walked towards the sidewalk and stopped to confirm whether my decision was right.
That’s when I saw the jeepney going straight ahead, passing by the building I was gonna go. I end up walking further when I didn’t have to walk at all. I was late for the event.
My higher self whispered to me, “Really – is this how big your faith is? Look – this IS how big your faith is.”