Blessed to be Broken

God's not finished with me yet!


I had a busy day today. It was the good busy. The busy that makes you feel like you accomplished great things. The unhurried busy where you knew you had places to be, things to do, and people to see, but there was no anxiety to rush from point to point.

I could go on and on about the entire day, but I’m going to talk about a nudge I got on the way to my next scheduled visit with a friend who I was meeting for dinner.

To take you to today’s nudge, I’m going to go back a couple days. I went to a craft fair with my grand daughter. I ran into a friend while I was there, but she was busy doing her vendor thing. Not wanting to interrupt her sales, I briefly stopped by and said hello but since I’d already made the rounds and bought some new dolly dresses, it was time to get going said my beautiful baby grand. She was very excited to get her new dresses on her dolly. So, after a quick hello to my friend, we headed out.

On my way to dinner, I decided I was gonna try and knock out an appointment for tomorrow. I ran into the optometry part of the store and asked if could get my new glasses. Mind you, I hemmed and hawed over this part of the trip knowing it probably wouldn’t work out, but I felt that nudge to give it a try. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right?

The answer was no. I was going to have to return tomorrow to get my glasses. Fine! Not wanting the trip into the store to be a total bust, I decided to grab a shopping cart and pick up a few things and kill some time before my dinner date.

I almost walked past her, but out of the corner of my eye, I saw my friend from the other day. You guys! This is a big store. I was just randomly walking through the aisles and it would’ve been super easy to have missed each other. But God!

Let me just say, everyone in their life needs this type of friend. You don’t have to talk everyday, but when you do connect, it’s meaningful, uplifting, inspirational and when you part, you feel like your soul’s been refreshed.

It’s the kind of conversation that brings to life this verse from the book of Proverbs:

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.

Proverbs 27:17 (NIV)

Obviously we all go through our life stuff, and there’s times when we need all the uplifting we can get, and there’s times we need to be the ones doing the uplifting. That’s the beauty of friendships. Once again, it’s an exchange. It’s not about keeping score, it’s just about being there.

In this happy case it was just the nudge in the direction I didn’t even know I needed. I’m so thankful I listened. Lesson for today is don’t be so quick to ignore those nudges. It could just be the best part of your day!

And in case no one told you yet today, you matter, your life has meaning, and you’re loved with and everlasting love! Check out Jeremiah 31:3 if you don’t believe me.

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