I hardly ever go to the grocery store anymore. The size of my family has shrunken dramatically, and I don’t need many items.
So I have become one of those at-home shoppers; I magically wait for my groceries to appear at my front door. I may be a bit off, but the last time I stepped foot in a grocery store was two months ago. I used to shop at Krogers religiously to take advantage of all the sale items. But like I said, I have very few people to feed now.
However, on this particular day, I decided to shake things up and go into Krogers to pick up a few items.
I had apples, oranges, bananas, yogurt, and milk. Then off to the checkout line, I went. But something pulled me to the baking aisle.
A lady walked by as I stood with my back towards the cake mixes, looking at the flour. She stopped and said, “Hello,” I said hello back with a smile.
She then turns to me and tells me this long, elaborate story about how she overpaid for apples the other day. But unfortunately, they were marked wrong at that particular store, so she decided to drive out of her way to a store she had never shopped at to buy apples.
Ironically she didn’t have any apples in her hand, and she said she was done shopping.
I knew this was more than about apples.
I stood there waiting for the conversation to turn into the unthinkable, and it did!
She’s from Germany and has only been a U.S. citizen for six years. Before moving here, she had been a politician her entire life and knew she needed a change. She longed to live in America and do something new.
She had a gut feeling that she needed to move with a sense of urgency, so she did. Many people tried their hardest to talk her out of moving to America. They told her what a huge mistake that would be, but she listened to her gut and moved anyway.
Shortly after moving, criminal charges were brought to her higher-up, and now he’s serving time in prison. As a result, everyone affiliated with him is suffering in one way or another, except for her.
She’s living life and enjoying every minute of it!
She touched my arm
When she was done telling me her story, she lends close to me, touched my arm, and said, “let your fear go, listen to your gut and stop doubting yourself; I know you believe in God, so it’s time to trust him completely.”
She then looked behind me and said, “oh look, German cake mix in a box.”
We both laughed, and she walked away.
I stood there for a second, wondering why I was in this aisle; I didn’t need anything. So I left in search of my new friend; I forgot to ask her what her name was.
I went to the register, but she wasn’t there, so I searched every aisle and still no her. As I walked to the car, I looked around the lot, and still nothing. When I closed my car door, my laughter took over.
God did it again. He sent me someone to remind me who I am and whose I am.
When God is in control of our destiny, there isn’t a thing we should fear. We are all capable of being exactly who we desire to be, but we must put in the work. It’s time to outwork everyone and step out on FAITH.
God has a plan; we just have to stop questioning it and stick to it!
Choose to do something that puts you ahead of the rest and listen to your GUT.
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