Today is February 25th, in the year of 2014… And I have not written in a very LONG time. I hate not writing; feeling like I am not using the talents that my God has blessed me with… But I digress!!!! 🙂
In the last week, I bought a new car from a friend for a lot less than listing price, upon the day of making my last payment; my old car broke down in the middle of a busy intersection – where a very kind police man had to push me across the street where I gracefully jerked the newly dead Volvo to a stop… In the midst of all this I was praying “Please God, NOT TODAY!”, crying (because I had never had this sort of thing happen to me before, and I was embarrassed beyond belief and angry that this stupid piece of machinery had the gall to die on me in the middle of traffic! On my way to work no less!).
But while I was angry, and walking the rest of the way to my place of employment – grumbling, and attempting to pull myself together even though I had streaks of black eyeliner and mascara running down my cheeks… God had me in the palm of His hand.
That day a dear friend of my family’s came to my rescue; bought oil, and coolant for the smoking Volvo (which my boss had offered to help fix, and helped me get it into my work’s parking lot), and proceeded to work on it… God knew that these people had those talents. God knew that I needed to break down in that particular intersection – instead of on a dark, lonely back road to nowheresville.
God knew these things – and He provided for them. He protected me.
All I needed to do was receive the blessings that He had for me in that situation – to humble myself before my Father in Heaven and say thank you, and allow the people He put in the right places at the right time, to work their talents that He had given them…