I was pondering the other day that I seem to have a lot in life. I find myself encouraging people who have been bullied, sharing the love of God with people who feel worthless, spending valuable time with people who have ADD/ADHD (including family members), being the human catalog for things misplaced even if I didn't put them away, the yep-yep-NOP-er, the Go-fer, and the one who makes sure things are done so someone else can do their job, the teacher, the first-aid person, even the I-Told-You-So person (without stating it that way). My purse carries something for someone else so they can have it when they need it. Do people come to you for certain things you can do or say? What needs do other people have that you are continuously meeting? It might just be your lot in life.
Psalm 139:13-18 says that He made us and knew ahead of time what our lives would be like. He set us up for purpose in life.
"For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together
in my mother’s womb.
I praise you
because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made
in the secret place,
when I was woven together
in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained
for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
How precious to me are your thoughts,
How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand--
when I awake,
I am still with you.
He did this not just for ourselves rather for others as well. We are to bear other's burdens with them (Galatians 6:2). We make plans to do things, but sometimes God gives a God-moment when we least expect it (Proverbs 16:9). We may even be a bit put off by the interruption or consider something He wants us to do mundane. I had in mind a sweet moment with my hubby when God had something different in mind the other night. My husband and I were working on a home do-it-yourself project. We were about to call it a night, so he was putting away power tools. I glanced out the window to see a beautiful, vibrant rainbow. Excited, I got his attention. When he saw it we went outside for a better view. He quickly whipped out his cell phone to get a picture but it was too big so he videoed it as his gaze traveled the length of it. He then noticed that his neighbor's house was centered underneath it. His neighbor, an elderly gentleman, has advanced cancer. We took it to show him and his wife. When we got there, we found out she had just brought him back from the hospital. His heart had stopped momentarily during the night, but it started up again. They were amazed and excited as they saw this beautiful spectacle of God. We felt that it was God saying that He is with them no matter what happens. "His banner over me is LOVE." came to my mind. I was the set person, my hubby was the spike person for God's message of hope. Was it convenient? No. What is the right time? Yes!
What is it that God wants you to do for Him? What is your lot in life? Colossians 3:23-24 says,"And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ." If God give you an opportunity to help someone or to encourage someone, just do it! This may well be your lot in life! God bless!