By Candi Allen
I just shouldn’t be amazed anymore at the way God works in the little things in my life. I was sitting around at home with my two toddlers feeling very bummed that I could not go hang out with my best bud today. I love motherhood, but there are days when I hate being responsible and saying no to fun for a day so that I can get the things done that I need to.
As I took the kids outside this morning I was sitting around dwelling on my sorrows instead of my joys. People who know me will agree that I hate when things don’t go how I’d like them to. So instead of being thankful for a little girl being here for me to watch (this is how God has provided the money we have needed to get out of debt this year) I was just sulking. I really wanted to just forget my responsibilities and go hang out with my friend.
Then my neighbor walked over to our fence in the back (we share a driveway). She was very upset and needed someone to talk to. This girl is such a sweet girl who loves life and acknowledges all the things that God has created around us, but I do not think she is a believer. She has recently faced tons of challenges in life (loss of job, abusive boyfriend, and a dying dog… her beloved pet!). In the midst of her tears my selfishness hit me like a ton of bricks — I needed to stay home today, even though I did not want to… and God chose to use my simple choice to be a blessing to this girl. I know if God can save a person like me He can save this girl. She knows we are Christians. What a great opportunity to just be a listening ear for her when her world is crumbling around her.
Will you pray with me that this girl will see Christ in us? Will you pray that I will have the boldness to share the gospel with her… not just through a specific conversation, but through my life and attitude about life? I am bummed that I didn’t get to spend the day with my best bud, but I am so very thankful for God’s plan for my day.
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. Ephesians 6:18-20
About this Guest Author
Candi Allen is a fine Christian lady and a talented writer. She is married and has several children. She is active in ministry in her local church and in her spare time she works with her husband in his professional photography business, EA Studios Photography (http://eastudios.net). Candi is especially dear to the heart of Pamela Rose because she is Pamela’s daughter.