Friday, December 12, 2008

God or Coincidence

I really don't believe in coincidences. Well, okay maybe some of those little things like "what a coincidence that we are wearing the same shirt today". But the big things.... that's God. Being in the right place at the right time in order to help someone out when they truly need it is not coincidence. It's God asking a big favor of you ... it's up to you whether you answer or not. Have you ever not answered? Maybe because it just wasn't convenient or because you didn't want to step out of your comfort zone? And, what's your attitude when you do? Are you doing it begrudgingly or because you feel like you have to? Or do you do it with a servant's heart? I think it totally defeats the purpose when you have a bad attitude about it. But, aren't we human.... don't we all have that little sigh saying "why me?"

I was asked for a favor yesterday. I was in the right place at the right time.... absolutely no doubt that God's hand guided the whole thing. No doubt. It was big... something I could not turn my back on and dismiss as just coincidence. I couldn't play like it was no big deal and walk away. I just couldn't. It changed my plans for the day, it made me a little uncomfortable, and it wasn't really a convenient time for me. It felt good. I felt good. (I'm really not trying to toot my own horn here.... really. I'll make my point in the next paragraph).

When I really think about it, I don't think that I always say "yes" when God asks a favor of me .... I think there are many times that I dismiss the favor as being coincidence. I'd like to think that I do.... but, I don't. I know that I don't. All He's asking is for a chance to let His light shine.... through me..... through you. So, I challenge you to listen a little more carefully when your time comes. Is it God or just coincidence?

1 comment:

Amy said...

I have done both -- ignored the call and answered it. It's funny how (even when you're WAY outside your comfort zone) joy is always found by saying YES! Knowing that, why do I still ignore it sometimes? I think it's part of the "dying to self" concept that I struggle with...thankfully, God is patient!
Thanks for this post Jenny...a great encouragement for me.