Through You

photo by Brennan Ehrhardt

photo by Brennan Ehrhardt

In the most mysterious of ways, He works. It is a mystery to me that God is constantly beside us, holding our hand as we walk this earth. He knows exactly what the plan is all of the time. I am often marveled by the way He uses us day in and day out to impact this world and the world to impact us. That is why when something seems completely random, I still walk right into the middle of it. Now when these opportunities arise I am irrational; I say, “yes” without thinking much; and I just move. But I haven’t always been that way. We are often cautious beings; we are told to wait, to make a priority list, practice patience, and think through things. I am a planner myself, but on some occasions one has to accept that something is indeed the hand of God and they should just go where they are called.

Two days ago I received an email from my alma mater asking if I could show up at a college fair at a high school about an hour drive from me. They had no one to work the fair, didn’t know much about the high school, the admissions counselor wouldn’t even be there. I would have to pick up some items beforehand, pick someone else up to help before that, AND the fair was the very next night. It was project week at work, I hadn’t been to Belmont in almost a year, and on top of that I was sick with an infection, needing to go to the doctor. However, I could feel in my heart that God was giving this to me because it was an opportunity designed for Him to work through me. I knew He would take care of me and that He had a plan, so I went.

I made it through the day. It was almost as if God maximized the hours and moved traffic, gave me energy, and took my mind off my sickness. We arrived on time and just as I suspected, the fair came to be a night I will never forget. One woman and her daughter made the night particularly unforgettable. I had a very long conversation with the two of them about majors, the university culture, and – to my surprise – God and His willingness to provide. This woman had been struggling financially and I was able to relate to her in ways that were deeper than the surface. We said together, “God will provide,” right there at the table. In the end, she stated that she always admired Belmont but now, she knew it was the exact place her daughter would be because God gave her that peace after our conversation. I could see hope and radiance in her eyes and smile.

Even in the midst of your work or when something presented to you seems inconvenient, if you get that feeling of, “go, this is designed for you,” take hold of that, my sister! Cancel your plans, grab a coffee if you’ve had a long day, fill up the gas tank…do whatever you need to do to show up. Obey that voice within you, because it is the voice of God and He is appointing you. He is appointing His daughter who is designed to do only what she specifically is capable of doing. You will find yourself blessed with abundance and you will build up faith, hope, and love in this world and the lives of those around you who are longing to feel the Father’s love.

And they can. Through you.

“By loving the LORD your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him; for this is your life and the length of your days, that you may live in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them."
- Deuteronomy 30:20

-Kesleah Hall // @kesleahhall


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