Desires of Your Heart

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Painting by Rachelle Levingston

Painting by Rachelle Levingston

My timing is off, always has been. In most situations, I hardly get to say exactly what I want to say when I need to say it.

Is it just me?

Have you ever been in a situation where you had the perfect response only the moment has passed?

Sweet agony.

That retort to a rude cashier or clever comeback in a business meeting or even saying thank you.

Yes, even saying thank you.

There have been people that have cycled in and out of my life over the years who have given me so much and I never got a chance to thank them properly.

I was reminded of this as I read a lovely blog post from Kellywawa’s Blog. In it, she spoke of how someone who was a referral helped her get her business up and running.  (Read her post).

In doing so, I was reminded of the many people (angels) that had come to me at points in my life when I needed help the most.

One in particular was Ms. Ann, a woman I met my first year in college through my physics professor who invited me to church. Right before I met her, I was starting to worry about my financial state. I worked the summer before and managed to save some much money, but I knew sooner or later it would run out. That moment was quickly approaching, and I knew I wouldn’t be able to do my laundry much longer.

There was no one I could call for help, but I knew how to pray.

And so I did.

Shortly thereafter, I was introduced to Ms. Ann who invited me to her house for Sunday dinner. She said that she, “…understood what it meant to be a poor college student…” then asked if I wanted to do my laundry while we ate.

She asked me.

Who said God doesn’t answer prayers?!

If you put your faith first, God will provide. He always provides. There’s a passage  in Psalm that says if you delight yourself in Him, He will give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4). My heart’s desire wasn’t to do my laundry, my desire was to succeed so that I could be a shining example of His love.

I saw His love in Ms. Ann, and my hope for 2014 and beyond is that someone sees it in me…and you.

While my timing may still be off, I know that it’s not about me, it is and has always been about His time. He gives us what we need when we need it — I believe that.

Trust His timing.

I wish you much success this year with all of your heart’s desires.

15 thoughts on “Desires of Your Heart

  1. Here via the SITS girls facebook group. I love this post. My timing is often off too. I have a pretty slow processing for language, and once my brain realizes what’s been going on, the convo has moved on. I do sometimes worry about this forever, and then I try to come back and thank the person who did me a favor or whatever.

    • Hey Astrid, thanks for visiting me, I genuinely appreciate it. I hear you about slow processing, I’ve too caught myself saying, “Oh!” long after a conversation has ended. I wonder if there’s an app for that?

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