Thursday, April 16, 2015
Something I´m gonna miss
It is quite incredible how the Lord works sometimes.
My whole mission I´ve said to myself: I don´t want to be a good missionary, not even a great one. I want to be an instrument in the Lord´s hands. I want to be His tool. Be where He needs me to be in the moment He needs me to be there. And most often missionaries want to see it happen in the very moment. Feel the impression and know exactly where the Lord wants them to be or do. But to be honest, I´ve never seen it happen that way. I´ve never felt it that way before. But that doesn´t mean that it doesn´t happen.
Saturday we had a day full of lesson appointments. Literally every hour was planned with an investigator. Leaving the apartment in the morning I felt so good and sure that we were going to have incredible lessons and help everyone go to church the next day. ... Big shocker that that did not happen. ALL of our plans fell through, as well as plan B, C, D.... So we started contacting, knocking doors, and looking for references. TWO HOURS LATER we found ourselves without results and itching to teach somebody. Desperate, we walked over to where a sister lived so my companion could get to know her and we could share a message.
It wasn´t until we were siting there with the sister when I realized why we had walked so much with what seemed to us for no purpose whatsoever. If we had gotten there just moments sooner, she wouldn´t have been there and we wouldnt have been able to listen and help her. She needed us in THAT moment. And so the Lord made sure we were there in THAT moment.
There is no other feeling like it.
....but are you ready for this?