Do you ever run into people and think to yourself, “Wow, this feels like a divine appointment!” Then, you blink your eyes and they are gone, and you’re left to wonder, “Why did that moment happen and what was I supposed to accomplish there?”
Do you normally walk away from these divine moments feeling like you totally nailed it, or you totally missed it?
God definitely arranges for certain people to intersect with one another, at perfect moments, for epic reasons.
On Saturday, while Emily was running her Marathon, I ran into a wild young adult. His name was Trey. His girlfriend was running the race and he was walking back to their apartment for a rest… told me that he was severely hung over from the previous night party scene. Since he was so transparent with me, I kept walking… and walking… almost two miles in the wrong direction, so that I could see where this divine appointment would cary me.
I asked something like 50 questions and he answered every one of them like he was confessing his whole life to his very best friend. He didn’t know it but I was praying for Trey the whole time we talked. I asked God to take over my whole body to reach into Trey’s heart. We really connected on that short walk… and suddenly, without warning, Trey said, “Ok dude, really nice meeting you… hope your wife races well, have a great day.” And I looked down and saw a blank piece of paper on the ground… and I happened to have a pencil, so I wrote down my blog address and told him I’ve written 727 consecutive daily blogs… and I asked him to connect with me on facebook and twitter. He sounded very interested, almost like he was going to check it out the second he walked through his door.
Here I am three days later, and no contact from Trey.
So I was praying for Trey this morning as I thought back over our walk… and I wondered, “Did I accomplish that mission God dropped into my lap?” In that instance, I was absolutely conscious of the divine nature of our intersection… and I said and did everything I felt like I was supposed to say and do. I never told him I was a Christian or a Pastor… but I did tell him enough about my life to create a significant degree of intrigue. I felt like I was there to LISTEN more than I was there to talk. Then when we parted so quickly, I wished that I had offered him Christ in some way.
I have a tremendous level of peace about Trey… like God has His eyes on him… like God is in the process of rescuing Trey… and even though I didn’t do what most “preachers” would have done in that circumstance, I did exactly what I felt like I was supposed to do. And this morning, I pray for trey, wherever he is in this world right now… that God would give him new LIFE! I pray for his girlfriend and their future… that God would place His loving hand on both of their lives!
I wish I could say that I am always attuned to the will of my Heavenly Father. The truth is that I miss far more divine appointments than I catch. Too often, I’m stressed with my own personal challenges and I’m far too hurried to notice when GOD is trying to use me. And I hate this about myself.
I think the biggest part of moving in God’s love and power is found in developing a KEEN SPIRITUAL AWARENESS.
Most Christians have what it takes to make the difference, yet they fail to recognize their intersections with select people, at perfect moments, for epic reasons!
I want this to change for me and I want it to change for you!
I pray that you and I will walk away from this blog far more AWARE of the people and situations happening all around us. I pray that we will remove ourselves from the center of our canvas, and that we will let God paint us into the corners of someone else’s landscape… however many times He wants to do this every single day of our lives!
Romans 6:12-13 “Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to sinful desires. Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God.”
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