I went to fix my hair just recently. And while doing so, I had made up my mind to bless someone who I felt needed something. I just wanted to bless this person. But, when it was time for me to fulfill this, I started to literally talk myself out of it. Like seriously, I found myself thinking: ‘it doesn’t make sense’, ‘who does that?’, ‘its a bad idea’, ‘in fact, it sounds stupid’ . Thoughts like these bombarded my mind, and having listened carefully, I realized they all made sense.
Few minutes later, I arrived at a juncture where I became unsure of whether to go ahead and still bless this person, or not. Then I asked aloud ‘why should I do this sef?’, and minutes later, something seemed to be lingering in my mind ‘Let your light shine so bright…’
I looked at the person again and went ‘hmmm’. Then I typed that line in Google and the complete verse showed up ‘Let your light shine so brightly before all men that they may see your GOOD DEEDS and GIVE GLORY to your Father in heaven’ . In my mind I was like ‘I get it Lord’.
I was VERY excited cos knowing ‘why’ I am doing it makes it so much easier and worthwhile. I believe deeds like that do glorify God, especially when ONLY God knows about that individual’s need.
Let me share an example that gives me joy everyday. About a week to Valentine 2015, I had just bought some new shoes and somehow it was laid in my heart to give one out as VAL gift. You can imagine my response ‘but Father, I’m a lady, it will look awkward plus that’s one of my favorite new shoes. Could you please pick another one instead?’. LMAO! You can imagine His response.
After some time, I realized there was no point trying to get Him to change His mind. Anyways, I went to church on Sunday morning and I saw someone I ‘thought’ I should give it to. I greeted her then casually asked for her shoe size. Instantly, I sensed in my spirit that this wasn’t the person. So I smiled and didn’t bother telling her about the shoes.
Fast forward to 6pm. It was fellowship time and since we were all ladies I decided it would be a good idea to give it to one of the pretty ladies. No restraint this time .
Then I got there, told the ladies I had a pair of shoes to give one person as VAL gift. Here was the deal, ‘like Cinderella ‘whoever the shoe fits , gets the prize’. They agreed. I promised I’d bring it to the next meeting.
A week later. It was time to say my goodbyes to the shoes. I almost cried and even thought I should play smart and give out a less favorite shoe. Not like anyone would know anyways . But then I reminded myself that if I gave out that particular shoe, I would not die. LMAO!
To cut the long story short, I got to fellowship. Brought out the shoes. And guess what? Only one person could wear it. After fellowship, she ran to me close to tears and said ‘Arin, you don’t know what just happened. I’m going through a lot and it seems my prayers are not been answered. I got tired. Then I asked God to encourage me and please give me anything…anything at all for Valentine. Arin, God heard me…and He answered’.
When she was done I hugged her tight and almost cried myself while muttering ‘thank you Jesus’. Like whoa. God is amazing.
Are you at that point too? Does it seem like God is prompting you to do something for somebody that makes no sense to you and you’re asking yourself ‘why should I do this?’.
Well, here’s your answer ‘Let your light shine so bright before all men that they may see your GOOD DEEDS and GIVE GLORY to your Father in heaven ‘.