I came home from traveling tonight and GOT MY MIND BLOWN!!!
But let’s pause just a minute while I give you some back story.
Called to travel.
We travel A LOT in order to speak at churches and conferences. Packing and unpacking can get REALLY messy, especially when I pull things out and just kinda-sorta put them away. (Fully intending, of course, to do it right later.)
But then, we have to leave again and I pack different things this time. The chaos that is our bathroom and closet becomes an unmanageable monstrosity of mayhem more and more every week.
On the airplane ride home, I thought of our bathroom and the daunting task of unloading my suitcases once again. I actually got a little stressed about it and found myself rubbing my head. I HAVE to make time to make this problem better! TIME to clean out cabinets, is something I just did NOT see in my near future. We were coming home from an event that God wanted us to do.
Now, I’m sure that He did, because the side journey after the event had led me to a place of decision.
A whisper from Heaven.
Afterwards, we were invited out to dinner with our host and some marvelous people that were SO beyond me in what they’ve achieved. These people are Giants of success… and… well… then there was me. For some reason, one of these very accomplished people (if I started listing their credits here it would take up the entire rest of the blog), started pouring out their heart about some real serious hurts that were happening in their life right now.
Wow! Everyone at the table grew quiet and respectfully listened. I mean, what would someone even say to an amazing person like that???? And that’s when it happened! God put it on MY heart to share something with them. With every fiber of my being I did NOT want to open my mouth! I was the youngest and most inexperienced person at this table. WHY should I say a word??????
And then, PRICK – it happened again! God was beckoning me to share.
Obedience pays off.
So, I swallowed my pride, hoped for the best and shared as quickly, caringly and concisely as I could. Then I kind of ducked, in case someone threw something at the obviously ignorant novice at the table.
But instead, a dialogue opened up. Others joined in on, what ended up being, a powerful and obvious move of God to encourage and uplift this well respected leader. I was obedient to God when I wanted SO BADLY for Him to use someone more qualified than me.
So let’s “fast forward” to the trip home. Remember, I’m sitting on the airplane, stressed out about the messy cabinets. Except, they weren’t a mess at all! When I got home, they were organized and beautiful and beyond what I would have EVER done with them. A brand new rack system had been installed, and all of the products that had been just thrown under there had been completely organized.
Turns out, it was a late birthday present from a friend for my husband. But WELL beyond that, and much more impacting to me, it was a sign from God himself!!! While I was out taking care of what HE wanted me to do, he was leading someone else to take care of the very desire of MY heart.
He will do the same for you!
When I saw those cabinets, I cried. They weren’t just a picture of organizational prowess; they were a sign that the creator of the universe was pleased that the LEAST at the table was doing what He wanted done.
So, if you think you’re the least at the table today doing your best to be obedient to God when you feel out of place, outclassed or insignificant – know that God Almighty is looking for a way to fulfill the desire of YOUR heart in that very moment.
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