I've been reminded a lot lately about the whole "for such a time as this" concept. The beads have been such a blessing in my life and God is using them in incredible ways. I shared on Thursday the story I'm including with all the beads. Well, I have a God-story to give you!! One of the custodians at my school isn't a believer (just found that out this week), I've been growing my relationship with her this semester. Well, I gave her a copy of the 'story' to read because she is interested in buying the beads. I met up with her later in the day to get the paper back from her & her response was amazing. She told me it made her cry & she has many, many questions she wants to ask me. Tears filled my eyes as I walked away from her & realized that I might get to share Jesus with her; like SOON! I shared the excitement with a fellow believing aide and together we were amazed at the opportunities God is giving with these beads. Yay God!
I also shared on Friday a story that is close to my heart. Devin is such a fighter and a God-man. I've never seen such faith in all my days, as I see in his family; it's incredible. I am absolutely honored to roll all these beads, make orange bracelets, name them after him, & sell them in hopes to raise funds for his medical bills. I am hopeful that many will want them. If you'd like to purchase a bracelet leave a comment below or send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Well, that brings me to today. I was rushing around the house, changing laundry, & cleaning up dishes. Suddenly I was overcome with thankfulness in my heart. I can say that I feel like I'm finally realizing why God hasn't blessed us with children yet. And I can finally see why my heart was broken by a boy after high school. Had I married anyone else, I'm sure these beads would not be happening. I wouldn't be experiencing these amazing God-stories & opportunities He's placed before me.
For such a time as this, God had the perfect story written for me. That I would marry my sweet boy & we would struggle to have kids. He would place the vision in my heart to reach the poor and impoverished. I would desire to have babies immediately and He would say no. I would question Him & constantly wonder why. I would go to Guatemala, visit the dump, & be forever damaged for Him. He would give me the dream & reality of making paper beads. I would finally understand the WHY to the question I asked every day. That for such a time as this I would be living out what God created me to do. To love people. To give abundantly. & to use me to start a ministry.
God stories are amazing.
They are incredible.
They are on time.
They are written.
For each of us, one page at a time.
At the moment, they won't always make sense.
But eventually you will see the whole vision.
He's got THE BEST in mind for you, today & every day.