Yesterday morning, my boss announced to me that we would not have a pastor for the scheduled church service at 10:00. So, I whipped together a devotion with my personal resources, and headed down to the chapel. I did the topic on fear, and having courage and trust in God in the midst of that fear. I felt like that was the topic that the Lord led me to in my "off the cuff" preparation for this event. I also knew that hearing myself speak about it out loud would be a great personal reminder, as I struggle to understand how I'm going to do the tasks that I set before me.
After a mini "sermon", some hymns ( sung acapella), and some scripture readings, I dismissed them. Just as I was about ready to leave the chapel, my resident Gladys approached me. She gently laid her hand on my shoulder, and looked me straight in the eye, and said " You can do anything, can't you?". That comment stopped me dead in my tracks as I realize how God was speaking to me in that moment, through a shy, sweet older woman. She then preceded to tell me that she could never talk in front of people, she has always been too shy. All I could respond with was "Gladys, I'm where I need to be".
Isn't that just like God? When you feel like all of your efforts are aren't really making a dent, when you aren't sure what your next steps are going to be; He brings His message through the meek... one of His favorite way's to speak.