Posts Tagged ‘walk’

Normally, before I go to the center, I go to the post office to get any mail that is there. I get there and get the mail, close the box and then head back to the center. This was close to 12:40 in the afternoon. Now I am not going to say that i am slow, but it took a while for me to realize that I did not have my keys. I noticed this between 6 and 7.

Well after looking in all the usual places. That is in my jacket pockets and in the front pockets of my jeans. In my room at the cabin. In all the offices that I stepped into. All with the same results. They were not there.

At about 8 this evening that is when I remembered that there was one place I hadn’t checked yet. The post office. As there was a coworker here at the time, I decided to go check the post office. Yes, yes. The post office is closed this time of night. Well this po has boxes and that part they have been leaving open again, recently. So I get there and walk into the lobby and thought, “You have got to be kidding.”

The very things that I was hoping were going to be there, were. The keys were still in the PO box. Either people just didn’t see them or they were blinded when looking in that area. Needless to say, I felt relieved that I did not have to explain to my boss, that I had lost the keys. I have three words that fit this moment. “God is good.”

One of the hardest things I have ever encountered is when someone turns their back on God. Hard because I have done what I could to make sure that they are learning about having a relationship with Christ. Hard because I know that it has nothing to do with me. They are turning their back on God.

I then have to believe that what I have been able to teach them is going to bear fruit. Isaiah 55:11 says:

So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth:
It shall not return unto me void,
But it shall accomplish that which I please,
And it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

This means that what I have taught them or they have gotten from church or chapel will remain with them. And the word that they have received will eventually bear fruit.

I can only hope and pray that it will be sooner than later. Unfortunately some need to learn things the hard way. It is still tough to see someone walk away from God. Especially when we want to take it as they are pushing us away. It can be hard to remember that their problem is not with us, but with God.