Ginrich's Devotional Blog

April 29, 2012

Missed Opportunity

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God's Word,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:39 am
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Psalms 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. (The Holy Bible, New International Version)

We were coming out of a Fast Food restaurant and I noticed a beautiful sunset. There was a man standing outside smoking a cigarette. I pointed out the sunset to him saying, “Isn’t that beautiful.” As he looked I hurried on into the car. As we pulled out of the parking place I realized I missed an opportunity. I should have slowed down and continued my comments giving glory to God for creating such beauty. I will never know what door that comment would have opened with that man. So, as I asked God’s forgiveness for being in such a rush that I missed an opportunity for Him, I also prayed for that stranger. I prayed that the next person God sends in that man’s direction will not be in such a rush as to miss an opportunity to speak of God. I also asked God to help me be more mindful of His schedule rather than concentrating so much at the tasks I’ve placed in my schedule. I know this isn’t the first opportunity I’ve missed. Knowing how easy it is to be distracted it probably isn’t the last opportunity I’ll miss. While it stays fresh in my mind I’ll be more aware but, as has happened before, with time it will fade and my distractions will interfere. You probably share the same problem. Our question is are we willing to slow our pace a little and listen to God’s Holy Spirit within us as we go through our days? Like learning to put the brakes on a bicycle when we first learn to ride, we must learn to walk more attuned to God while we walk through our various tasks.

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