Several years ago I heard a pastor tell his congregation that the act of love is your willingness to inconvenience yourself for someone else. In this self-centered, “selfie-centered” world we live in, that couldn’t be truer. The very act demands you to defer importance to someone other than yourself. Ask yourself the question, “When was the last time I inconvenienced myself to support another person other than my child, spouse or parent?”
Well, I recently had an experience where I canceled an activity with a cousin, who I had not seen in a long time, because I had a “deadline” to meet. It wasn’t an all-day activity, only a couple of hours over a meal and to visit with my Mom. It was an opportunity for me to bless my cousin, a single parent who is trying to raise two children.
Instead, I chose to cancel the activity not taking into consideration that my deadline could be adjusted. In my haste and anxiety to meet my so-called “deadline,” I caught a nasty virus which prohibited me from–you guessed it– meeting the deadline, which was the very reason I canceled the activity in the first place. Karma?
I believe when we choose to do the right thing and commit it to God, He has a way of blessing our choice and will redeem the time (if necessary) in order for our plans to succeed. Let this be a lesson.
Psalm 37:5 (KJV) - Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.