Are You Too Busy to Share God’s Love?
Sometimes we become too busy to say thank you, or I appreciate you. Our busy schedules override our calling to serve and pray for others. Taking time to have a simple conversation or share a laugh can make someone feel the love of God.
Do you believe in angels? I certainly do. I recall a verse in the Bible that talks about entertaining angels unaware. “Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” (Hebrews 13: 1, 2 - KJV) I discovered an angel two and a half years ago when God sent me to a job that I knew nothing about.
God answered my prayer to be on paid leave for three months, but my husband’s anxiety about the lack of two incomes caused me to begin an aggressive job search. With more than 30 years of experience in the medical field, I was sure I could choose where I wanted to work. However, I firmly believe obedience to God comes before my desires. As a result, God directed me to a job that was not familiar to me. I had never worked in that facet of medicine, nor did I have a desire to work with that sector of patients. Nevertheless, I agreed to the interview.
During the interview, I had an opportunity to meet front-end employees along with the director. I can’t recall ever having such a pleasant experience during my tenure in the medical industry. The director was charming with a down to earth demeanor. Her laugh was one that you feel that she enjoyed laughter, and it made me relax, so the interview was both professional and enjoyable. As we laughed and shared our past experiences, we talked about the expectations of the job. At the end of the interview, I felt good. She explained they were going to interview others, but she would follow up with me within the week.
After saying goodbye at the end of the interview, the strangest thing happened as I got into my car. A still, small voice on the inside of me said she was going to call me because she has nobody else. The voice said, “I sent you there.” Sure enough, before I got home, I received the call to start work. At that point, I believed she was my angel and began calling her my angel.
But after my first month on the job, she left my department, and I felt deserted. God had to show me that he used her to make my coming legal, but for me to survive, I had to depend on him. Through God’s grace, I was able to learn and survive. Nearly three years later, God sent her back to my department so she could finish the work of shaping us into the excellent caregivers that we became as representatives of God’s kingdom. I still pray for her as she works through physical hurts and pains daily. I know God can heal and deliver.
We should remember to set aside time in our busy lives to show our appreciation toward others. We could be entertaining angels or someone we help, could consider us to be his or her angel. Nothing should come before doing the work God has called us to do. Let’s continue our service until He says, “My good and faithful servants, WELL DONE!”