Sometime ago I was coming from church. I had to take the train back, was by myself, had my phone, and wanted to finish reading some strategies for traffic generation.
A lady sat next to me. I didn’t notice her.
She had a had a brace on her right hand and had a walking stick. She was attractive–I’m not even going to lie. She look mid to late 30′s (even though she later told me she was 41). She had her church attire on and I had on my suit.
She started talking to me.
Now normally random women don’t start conversations with me on the train.
They really don’t.
I know the picture might have you to believe that…but BELIEVE me…they really don’t!
So I didn’t want to be rude. Someone starts a conversation with you…you don’t just ignore them, do you? Of course not! Besides…I had my wedding ring on in plain view
I Felt Like a Turd
But this lady was different: She had the glow of a mini Mount Transfiguration!
She told me how much she loved God, the happiness she had, the people who had been touched by her ministry, how God always seemed to make a way, and the way she always trusted Him no matter.
This in spite of the fact she had carpal tunnel syndrome, tore both muscles in her legs, was fighting a legal battle, and just came from visiting her step father in run down senior home.
The same step father who abandoned her earlier in life and told her she’d never amount to anything.
I left that train and felt like crud.
I didn’t have that level of peace, joy, contentment, trust, and etc. I was confused, angry, thinking about all the things that I didn’t get done.
I had my mind on web traffic strategies…(in fact I was reading Ana Hoffman’s web traffic strategies)…
…my internet business…
…my wife…son…and new daughter…
…and wondering HOW in the world would I pay for them all.
I was NO WHERE NEAR the level she was in. I didn’t feel I was the man I should be.
She had her mind on God.
She had her mind on His love…
…His abundant care…
…and His will.
SO what does God want for my Christian business? Easy. He wants me. Pretty simple, eh?
I know you’re busy…
…got a lot to do…
…caved in with responsibilities…
But if I might suggest something: why not take a moment to stop doing what I do (worry)…and do what the unknown lady in the story does: think on God!
Just a thought.
What do you think