NOTE: It’s late, I’m tired and I apologize. I explain more in my blog, but for now please excuse any bad grammar. I’ll try to do better tomorrow, I promise.
BIBLE READING: Philippians 4:15-17. “As you know, you Philippians were the only ones who gave me financial help when I first brought you the Good News and then traveled on from Macedonia. No other church did this. Even when I was in Thessalonica you sent help more than once. I don’t say this because I want a gift from you. Rather, I want you to receive a reward for your kindness.” NLT
BLOG: I got up this morning with every intention of getting stuff done today. That was short-lived.
I’ll tell you more that soon. But while I was dealing with one big problem today, ministry happened.
One such thing happened a little while ago. As I was checking out of the store the cashier asked, “How was your day?” My answer was honest. “You know, generally I try to be a positive person. While I am not having the greatest of days, I know that I am going to make it.”
At this moment, this woman who I have never met shared with me a story about the last year of her life. Divorce from an abusive husband. Setting out on her own. Asking God to help her every step of the way. While she said that she wasn’t a religious person, she gave credit to God.
I felt ashamed of my complaint.
So I leaned in and took her hand and said, “I’m a Pastor, you did it right.”
She lit up, smiled and said, “Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”
I’ve learned that frustrations and interruptions force us to rely on God and His wisdom.
So what do you do when God wrecks your plans for the day?
Rely on people who care enough to help. You will need their assistance.
Try to give more than you receive. It isn’t a competition and you don‘t have to keep score. But giving keeps you from being selfish.
Trust God. If God wrecked your plans, He did so for a reason.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, guide me through Your interruptions today. AMEN