Respond Swiftly

1 11 2011

Recently I was reminded of how important it is to respond swiftly to the Lord. As I traveled to church that morning, I sensed the Lord saying to me. “I want you to turn around and go back home.” I questioned if it was the Lord’s voice and said stupidly, “why” as I went on to church. Later when my rib began to hurt severely I decided it was time to go home reminding myself this is what I should have done in the first place.

 

When I went out to drive myself home I found my car wouldn’t start. Several of the men of the church even tried to jump the car, but I ended up having to call roadside assistance. If I had gone home when the Lord warned me to, I would never have gotten stranded, but I chose to question God rather than responding swiftly.

 

It is imperative to respond swiftly to the Lord and with total commitment.  I want to share the end of the story, for it reminds us that all things work together for good.

 

It took more than a day for the car to be repaired and during that time I struggled with a streamer trunk full of regrets which held me in bondage. These regrets were car related going back to college. The greatest of these regrets was totaling my car in college which changed the course of my life. Because of my injuries, I got married at 19 instead of becoming a professional bowler and getting married at 25, as I always planned to do. I had to come to grips with the choices I had made, for better or worst. I rejoice for this steamer trunk full of regrets is no more.

 

These events remind me how important it is to move when God said to move even when it doesn’t make any sense, my case it would have spared me a steamer trunk full of regrets.

 

Remember always respond swiftly to the voice of the Lord!

 

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie

 

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