What we cannot see, however, is the other side of inconvenience. We think it has no purpose other than to discourage us, make life more difficult, or thwart our plans. However, inconvenience could be God's way to protect us from some unseen danger, or it could be an opportunity to demonstrate God's grace and forgiveness. It might be the start of something even better than we had planned. Whatever it is, even though we may not know God's reason, we can be assured of His motive, to make us more like Jesus and to further His kingdom on earth. What happens to us is not  as important as what God does in and through us.