I recently read Genesis 45 and this is what came to mind (and happened)...
- “So, then, it was
not you who sent me here, but God.” (vs. 8)
- Adopting this
attitude would change your life.
- That's what
Joseph said to his brothers, the ones who betrayed him and sold him into
- I probably would
have said something different to my brothers the first time I saw them on the outside.
- But that’s
- And it needs to
- Where I work,
where I work out, where I live, the sidelines of my kids’ sporting events, where I vacation, where I shop, where I get my haircut – what if the thought
was always, "It’s God who sent me here and I must be here for a purpose."
- So what’s the
- I have no idea.
- But you need to
start thinking about it.
- Or just when
you’re in those places, be in those places with your eyes and ears open.
- Be in those
places thinking, why does God want me here today?
- I think - every
day - we walk right past people who need us.
- I was walking the
dog the other day and I found a cell phone.
- Because the phone
was locked, the only thing I could access were the emergency contacts; so I
called a friend of the owner and told him I had the phone.
- After a bunch of
phone calls between the friend, the owner and myself throughout the day, I drove the phone to the owner’s workplace and returned it.
- He was elated.
- He tried to pay
- I told him no
thanks and then explained… I’m a Christian and one thing that means for me is I’m supposed to help other people.
- He told me he was
now going to do something nice for someone else.
- I have no idea
what he thinks of Christians.
- But I hope one
thing he thinks is... someone going out of their way
to help others.
- I thought I was just going to walk the dog that
day. But it was God who sent me “there” for a purpose. To return a simple cell phone to its rightful owner and, in the process, be an unexpected blessing!