The writing prompt for today is READY.
I am a list maker. My planner is full of our appointments and menu plans and everything I need to do. So things get done: the towels are washed, the floor is swept (usually), and the refrigerator is stocked. I'm ready.
I am also an introvert. Many days, all I want to do is stay home and read. (Okay, I'll still do the laundry and make dinner.) I fight that because, even though I may feel like being alone, I know it's not the best for me.
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More recently, I saw someone in our church whom I'd never seen before. God nudged me to go talk to her. So I went over and introduced myself. Scary stuff.
Even more recently, I met a woman who's new to our church. We chatted for a while--she is more extroverted than I--and we found some things in common. I invited her to the Bible study I attend, and this week she came. Way beyond my comfort zone, but all good.
What I'm getting at is, though I'm not naturally outgoing, God prepares me for these moments. He makes me ready. I think He keeps giving me these opportunities so I'll have more practice. I wonder what opportunity He has for me next, but I know He'll make me ready for it.
PS: A few weeks ago I told you about my husband's cousin "Sandy," who had terminal cancer. She passed away this week. She was 41 and leaves behind a husband and five children. If you are so inclined, please pray for comfort and peace for her family.