About a year ago, it occurred to me that all the great coincidences I had with people were more than just by luck or chance but indeed what I used to consider coincidence was most likely a divine appointment :)
So I want to challenge myself and anyone who reads this to ponder the following:
- what seems like a small gift from us to someone (a cup of coffee, a smile, holding a door open, a compliment, an hour out of our day, a card, a meal, a hug) could mean the world to someone else. Our little things can be mighty to someone else.
It could be the only happiness they see that day. It could be the one ounce of encouragement that gets them through. It could be life-changing, redeeming, beautiful.
- I read a quote the other day that went something like, "what if we woke up tomorrow with only the things we gave thanks to God for today."
Be so grateful. Each day I challenge myself to practice gratitude. Sometimes that is so tough. It's hard in the culture we live in to embrace contentment and gratitude and I struggle daily with it, but when we can embrace it and be thankful I find God blesses us that much more
In gratitude we make what we have be enough and in fact use what we have to overflow to others.
- live today for eternity. When we start living for our eternal purpose rather than our earthly one we find our true calling. It's not about a job title, a fat check, or possessions - it's about investing our time, our talents, ourselves in the eternal mission we are placed with
- be intentional - it's not about how many people you invest in... It's about how intentional you are while walking alongside of those who cross your path. It's not about saving people. It's about loving people. It's not about fixing things for people, it's about restoring hope and dignity. It's not about you, it's not about them, it's about Him.
Divine appointments are not just divine for the ones we meet, they are divine for us.
Be blessed in being a blessing. Serve before you lead. Find beauty in the broken. Judge no one. Let love heal you.