Suddenly, I started to smile for real. I knew this family was sent to me by God to brighten up my week. We had a ten minute or so conversation. I cannot wait to serve God for the rest of my life on the field, but I can help people here while I am waiting. I know that God's fullest blessing comes in His timing, and I refuse to force my way through some part of it or skirt around the outside.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
My roommate has a small card displayed in our house that says, "Faith in God includes faith in His timing." I've been reading it for a while, but last night He made it real. The store I work at closes at 9pm. Last night there was still a family of customers in the store at 9:15. I was getting increasingly frustrated. I had a terrrrrible week. Overly stressed, under-slept. The last thing I wanted to do was spend any extra time at work when I knew I had to be up in the morning. We cut off the music trying to encourage the family to finish up. They finally came to my register. I forced a smile and asked if they had found everything they were looking for. The woman sheepishly looked at me, and said, "no English."