Searching for something can become a massive adventure. Most of the time I may need an extra pair of eyes to help me out. No I am not an old person, but I need Jesus to touch my eyes. Perhaps I can share what happened to me when I had something missing.
Recently, I was so excited because I said to myself I was going to treat myself to some coffee. I pulled up to the gas station to purchase a coffee and a bag of chips for lunch. “Next in line,” the cashier stated as I was looking through my wallet for my card. Well you can only guess what happened next. I did not find my card. Yes, I searched my wallet inside and outside but no card. Not sure if you have ever had a similar situation. This was so embarrasing. My husband has always told me to put my card inside my wallet. During this time I kept hearing his voice like he was going to magically appear. He has to constantly repeat this because I am that person who would put my card anywhere. It is just a bad habit that I am trying to break. On this occassion I was so upset with myself because I thought I was doing better trying to remember to put my card in my wallet. However, I learned that I need to slow down because when moving too fast forgetting things could be the norm.
Well it did not turn out bad like I imagined. The cashier offered me a free cup of coffee which I did not mind at all. I rather have the coffee over the chips anyway. When I think about what happened it was not about getting anything for free, but about placing my things where they belong so I can find them. Often God allows things to happen in our lives so that we can remember where our help comes from. Maybe I did not need the coffee and chips, but He showed me how through something like a cup of coffee He can do exceedingly, abundatly all that I ask, think, or imagine . He allowed the cashier to offer me the coffee to remind me He is working everywhere. I may have not found my card when I wanted it but, He allowed me to find it when I needed it. God may not come when I want Him to, but He is always on time.