Remember, compassion interrupts. Are you willing to allow God to interrupt your life in order to fulfill His plan?
A friend of mine from college, Jeff Suntken, is a truck driver and just yesterday morning he posted this on Facebook:
So...3:00 a.m , rest area just north of Cincinnati. When I parked the truck at11p.m the only spot open was a parallel park n squeeze right in front. Back to 3 a.m....I wake to a familiar sound, an engine trying to start but its just not happening. Its what we call a "starts and dies". I lay there a while and listen to see if they get it started and move on. Nope!...it continues. I get up and peek out the window and listen, they notice me and now they probably think I'm a creeper. Haha...I go back to bed. People that know me, know that I just can't go to sleep in this situation, I am not built that way. I get up, dress, and grab my tools. I ALWAYS have tools! I do my usual " Hi, I'm Jeff, blah blah blah blah....Im gonna fix your car ...blah blah blah...and your gonna drive away with a smile. " speech. I had already diagnosed it anyway, while laying in bed 20 ft away.
It goes as I figured. A little look around, a few tap tests, and then a kick to the fuel tank to give the fuel pump a wake up call. Presto! Car is running and they think I am a miracle worker. What they don't know is that the blessing was all mine. I love it when God uses me this way...even though I didn't want to get out of bed , for selfish reasons. It allowed me the chance to be a witness and share with them in just a few seconds that I was a Christian. The real obstacle was not the broken down car...that's easy! It was the battle within me to set my selfishness aside and be willing to be used, when all I really wanted to do was honestly lay there and grumble to myself that I parked in the only available spot and it just happened to be where someone wakes me with car trouble. The more I think about it, the more it sinks in...its no coincidence at all.
Are you willing to allow God to interrupt your life for His purposes? When we do, we get to experience what God's blessings really are all about. Because when it all comes down to it, this life really isn't about us at all, it's about us fulfilling what God created us to be and do for His glory. And that leads us to living a life that is overflowing with His HOPE. May you splash that HOPE onto someone else this week.