Wednesday, January 29, 2014

How God gets my attention...

Sure id like to think that God has my full attention all the time but just like all of us at times the busyness of our lives can distract us from what God is really trying to do. 

Yesterday was one of those days...I woke up with MY strategic plan. First coffee and then I knew i could tackle the cleaning that needed to be done for the open house and still make it in time for an appt with my hairstylist for a much needed adjustment of my hair color. (lets just say it was a bit too orangey for me but going from black to brown was probably a bit much) lesson learned.

I had just arrived to the hair salon and i changed into a robe when her assistant gave me a delicious cup of coffee.
I took a deep breath and sat back in the chair. It was at that moment I noticed a young girl walk in the salon. .She asked if they were hiring and the assisant tells her no. She walks out and starts crying. I immediately knew i needed to talk to her so I watch her as she wipes her tears and goes into the next business. Talk about determination. I assume she asks again if they are hiring and soon comes out wiping her eyes again.
So here iam standing outside, in a robe with "orange hair" calling out for this girl to talk to me. Now that i think about it i was deperately trying to get her attention but if I took a look at the BIG picture... I know this was actually Gods way of getting MY attention! (I'll explain later)
I told her I seen her crying. and I asked her what was wrong? She bursts into tears and shares with me that her daughter had been taken from her. She crys and says she needs a job..she continues to cry so i hugged her and we talked for a bit...
Eventually she went on her way with my phone number and i sat in the stylists chair knowing that God had just placed her in my path for a reason.Do you see the BIG picture?  It wasn't about my hair at all.
Just like I was desperately trying to get her attention...He had been trying to get mine. To remind me of what he has called me to do...minister to women. After all it does say in Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

God is always reminding  me that there are ladies out there dealing with worse...and how they need to know that His love is near and to give them encouragement to make it through!
I'm sure you can relate, and maybe you too have been so busy that the Lord is trying to get your attention..maybe even through this post!! Does He have your attention? What is it that the Lord is saying to you right now?

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