I can’t seem to get past the thought of “this is your moment”, what are you going to do? I keep reflecting on that morning on the porch, up in the mountains. Though now, there seems to be more to it than I first thought.
March 10, 2009
No one will ever see exactly what you see from your eyes right now. Oh, it may be close, but not exactly the same. And although we may even stand side by side, we each have a different angle of what is in front of us.
Do you recall ever trying to point out something to someone and moving them into your spot—hoping they can see what you see? But they can’t see all you see—-that’s because it was meant for YOU and no one else.
Can you believe God loves YOU so much that He gave YOU your very own life? He gave you your very own breath!
I can’t help but ask —what are you going to do with it?
You see, as these words are running through your mind—the Holy Spirit is speaking to your heart. Maybe a name of a person came to your mind. Maybe a special need someone may have—a need that maybe you can meet. Just you. A phone call. A card or a simple prayer. We don’t realize what we say or how we say words—the affect it has on others. You may very well be holding the key to someone accepting Christ this day! Have you thought of that?
I was 26 years old when I gave my life to Christ Jesus. I was a drug addict and alcoholic. I had not been to church in many years. No one had witnessed to me. Not one soul told me I was going to hell (although—I was told TO GO there often). Outside of my immediate family, no one told me that God loved me. (But since when do we listen to our family?)
One day, a 15 year old girl, looked me in the eyes and spoke words that changed my life. Forever.
“Jeff, I love you and I care about you.” Wow! With those words, from someone I rarely saw, God used them to begin the crumbling of the wall I had built around my heart. There is a lot to this story—maybe I can share more of it later, but the focus today is just the simple statement she made that changed my life. I don’t know if she had any idea what she had just started in my heart. I don’t know if she witnessed the crack made in the exterior of my wall. But I do believe God used this young girl —she was in her moment of being used by HIM.
You may never know the affect your words has on others. Listen, try this….next time when you are impatiently standing in line at Wal-mart—and you think you are the only one that matters…you may be frustrated for having to wait so long in line. Look at those behind you….those in front of you. Look at the cashier—and ask yourself—“am I in my moment?“
Better yet, ask God—“Did You put me in this moment to touch someone’s life? Would You please point them out to me? Would You please direct my steps, my actions? What can I do for You here?“
So many people around us are hurting and we just pass them by because we are so busy —thinking only of ourselves—in our moment—we forget that it was God who gave us this moment—and what are we expected to do with it? (I ask myself these same questions.) Sometimes just a smile is all that is required. Sometimes that goes farther than any words can say. Try that. In your next moment.
Father, I thank You for this opportunity to share what You’ve done in my life. I thank You in advance for those who stop by here. Forgive me where I fail You and fall short of what You designed me to do—and what You require of me. Help me Lord to put You first—in all that I do. May the moments You give me—be Your moments. Your plan—for my life. In Jesus name—Amen.