So, I had a God moment today at Target!
I had been to the doctor and was feeling frustrated with myself (for my lack of motivation to get healthy… but that’s another blog post!), so I decided to go and do some retail therapy at the Target dollar spot! (Hey, don’t judge…. I know a lot of ladies that do therapy in the Dillard’s shoe department! My husband got off lucky with my dollar obsessions!)
Anyway, with my hands filled with adorable note pads, stickers and pens, I heard a lady behind me say, “I just love this stuff! I think you and I would get along great because I see that you do too! I just needed a little Target dollar spot therapy today!” I said, “girl, me too cause I just came from the doctor’s office.” She replied, “we did too. Are you alright?” I said, “oh yeah, I just had to get on the scales!” with a chuckle. “What about you?”
She began to tell me how her husband had just been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer a few weeks ago. My eyes filled with tears because I knew that God had put me there for a reason. You see, just yesterday, I was praying and repenting of not being a support to people that I know have walked this journey lately. Sure, I have prayed for them, but I have not reached out to them and encouraged them like I should have. (No excuses. Shame on me.)
People! This was YESTERDAY that I prayed this! Are you getting the jest of what is going on here??? I can only imagine God saying, “ok here’s your chance…. prove it!”
I shared with her how my husband and I had walked that road, and made it to the other side.
I shared with her how dealing with cancer is a rollercoaster of emotions.
I shared with her how leaning on God, continual prayer and trusting in Him was how we made it through. (I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength! Philippians 4:13)
We stood in the Target dollar spot, of all places, hugging, crying, and exchanging phone numbers.
Before we parted ways, she hugged me again and said, “you are God’s angel that He sent to encourage me today!” Well….. I’m no angel…. by a looooong shot…..
I’m just a girl that had prayed for God to open her eyes to those around her that are hurting.
…just a girl that wants to share her story for God’s glory.
…just a girl that wants to use her time wisely on things that really matter.
…just a girl that loves cute stickers, pens and papers…… and this time, that cute stuff led me to a God moment!