The last few weeks have been challenging on many different levels. One night I felt uneasy and had trouble shutting my mind off to where I could rest. I went through the events of the day, conversations, the “what ifs” that are stuck on replay, and the hugs and kisses I got from my boys. I don’t know about you but sometimes the busyness of life, demands of housework, and responsibility of parenting makes me feel inadequate. I always have “unfinished” projects, emails, and some days I am good to even get a shower. This particular day I played “defense” with my 3 year old and I am pretty sure he won the game at the end of the day! I felt defeated and unsettled.
I woke up to a message from a stranger. I opened it wondering if it was “spam.” As I started reading it my eyes stung with tears and I realized that this was a “divine” appointment. This beautiful stranger did not know me but felt called to pray a scripture over me. My heart felt loved but my head wondered if she got “the right person.” She shared with me the connection between us and the urge from GOD to message me. It was in that moment how much I realized GOD loves me.
Sometimes I ask GOD for a sign or encouragement but rarely take the time to recognize his gentle hugs and kisses through HIS WORD or servants.
This beautiful stranger had no way of knowing my uneasy heart but was obedient to God’s nudge to encourage a stinky, tired, and insecure mom who felt like she couldn’t do anything right. She gave me a breath of fresh air that I needed to steer me back on my beautifully designed path. It was also a gentle reminder to pay it forward and to BE STILL long enough to hear HIS voice on who I can be a beautiful stranger to.
Nobody knows what goes on inside my heart except for the ONE who created it, and HE designed me to LIVE a life of freedom not insecurity.
Ask GOD to gently wrap HIS loving arms around you through HIS WORD and through HIS servants, and breath in the fresh air of Peace in your beautifully designed life.