My son absolutely hates it when I mention something early in our conversation and then bring it back into the conversation moments later, and say, “Did you see what I did there?” I was sharing this with a coworker and in the span of our conversation he did it to me. We both laughed enthusiastically. I thought it was great and didn’t mind at all.
I recently got totally out of a long dating relationship which is always difficult for me, because I don’t usually have hope of being in another one, so I tend to stay in a bad one. I know, pretty pathetic but true. (In a later blog I will share my views of being in love, and what in our lives I compare that to.) So after leaving this relationship and determined this time to never go back into it I was down. Sad feelings set in.
Six days later I received an email from my section leader, where I attend church, and he invited me to go on a serving trip to Zambia. In a matter of hours my mood, my outlook, my focus in life had totally changed. It took me though a few days to realize this change in my attitude. Once I did I was thanking God for bringing this opportunity to me. There’s no time to think about another relationship, I’m going to Zambia. I have never been to another continent before and I can’t wait to see what God is going to do through the small team of us going. As I was talking to God the other day about all of this, and thanking Him for His mercy and goodness I sensed God say to me, “Did you see what I did there?”
Proof once again God does see me and you, love us, and cares so deeply about us. He never wants to see you hurting, down, or even depressed, but instead wants to lead you into an abundant life. (John 10:10) One of the best ways for God to do that is for you to be around His people instead of isolating yourself which can lead to further sinking into despair. Never give away the Hope that He has provided to you through His son Jesus, and then watch for what He will do for you.