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Staked Out in the Middle of the Aisle

November 21, 2018

Time has a way of moving faster on some days than on others. Today was a prime example. As I returned from picking up a few last minute items at the grocery store, I was surprised to look up and find that the day was more than half over. Goodness, I hadn’t accomplished much of anything since I had gotten up this morning. Then something changed. This evening, as I reflected on the day, a simple act of inadvertent kindness may have been the catalyst that boosted my motivation and provided the time to make the rest of the day great.

2 Corinthians‬ ‭9:8‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.”

As I moved about the grocery store, I wasn’t yet aware of the quickly passing time, however I did notice that I kept leaving my cart in the middle of the aisle. Unconsciously and unintentionally, but I continued to do it over and over again. That is until I met a gentleman who was struggling to stand so that he could find an item. Together we searched the shelves until we found the item and added it to his cart. He made his way slowly and carefully back to his scooter as he thanked me for my assistance. Just as he was almost there, another shopper stopped short of hitting his scooter and sending him tumbling. You guessed it. He didn't get hit because my cart was in the way. This time my cart, staked out in the middle of the aisle, managed to be in the right place at the right time. My staked out cart was the barrier that offered him protection from the rush of holiday shopping.

 

It was after returning home that I realized the day was ticking by without accomplishing much. Right there, in that very moment, my internal clock slowed down. My afternoon turned out to be quite productive and prolific. Yep, a good days work and it all happened in the matter of a few hours. Without a doubt, God has His reasons for sending us to the places we go and at just the right time. God’s purpose and plans for us provide all that we need with plenty left over to share with others. Occasionally, we may even get to recognize that God was staking us out in the middle of a grocery aisle for a reason. <big grin> Happy shopping. 



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