When I was about 7 or 8 years old, I had a great experience at church.
I had left my money at home. I had a $20 bill in my other purse that I had left. I didn’t realize I left it until I went in my purse to grab my money for the first offering and I didn’t have any money in my purse.
I immediately became anxious.
I wanted to be a grown up. I didn’t want to ask my mom for any money. If I asked my mom for money, I knew that she was only going to give me $5. I had wanted to put the whole $20 in the offering.
I didn’t know what to do.
The moment for the offering was coming up and I didn’t have any money to put into the envelope. I finally thought to myself that I have ask my mom for money.
Right as the ushers were getting up to pass out the envelopes, my dad turns around and passes a $20 bill to me. He mouths that the money is from Mother Jones. I got Mother Jones attention and mouthed thank you to her. I put the whole $20 bill into the offering. I felt like a little boss when I dropped the envelope into the basket.
This situation let me know that God’s timing is perfect. I didn’t tell anyone that I had left my money at home. There was no way that Mother Jones or my parents knew that I was anxious about not having any money.
God, the universe, or the Creator ( who ever or what ever you call it) has perfect timing.
I’ve also learned that what God wants God gets.
I never wanted to move when I was little. Even if we were moving to a bigger house. I didn’t like the idea of moving because I was being taken out of my comfort zone.
I would pray and pray that we wouldn’t move.
Fortunately for me, we still moved. That taught me a valuable.
It’s God’s will and not my will.
If it were up to me, I wouldn’t struggle and my life would be easy. If that were true, then I wouldn’t learn and grow. I still don’t like conflict to this day but that is a part of growing up. No one would misunderstand me. Also if it were up to me, I wouldn’t be waiting on my future husband to come into my life. I would have met him in high school and we would be married right now. That was not God’s plan for my life. I am right where God wants me to be in my life and where I want to be too
I think that if most people would look at the struggles that they have had in their life, they would realize that the struggles made you a better person. The struggles taught you a lesson that you may not have learned if you didn’t experience the struggles.
Experience is the best teacher.