You Never Know….

Posted: December 1, 2009 in Uncategorized

Last night at small group someone said something that was totally God getting my attention. They said “People are dealing with crap and we never even realize it, they go around with that fake happy smile and yet they have so much crap going on in their life they’re not telling anyone.”

I’ve had people with a gifting in prophetics come up to me in the past and say things like “I feel like God wants you to start opening up to people about your struggles.” Last night was that moment where, if it were possible, God was tapping me on the shoulder being like “Hey you know this is to you right?”.

As much as I felt convicted by those words, they got me thinking about all the people I come into contact with on a daily basis. I started thinking about my boss, co-workers, friends, acquaintances, even my own family and myself. I admit I am so beyond guilty of not telling people about my “crap” in life, ask anyone who I let into my life and I’m sure they’ll tell you.

God has been opening my eyes to the people in my life this past week. He’s been by some act of grace having people start opening up to me about what they have been through or are going through. I feel so undeserving to be hearing their stories, yet I feel so blessed that these people are sharing their heart with me. These people in my life that have been telling me things are the last people on earth I would pick to have the struggles they do. In my eyes they have a big old smile on their face everytime I see them that just lights up a room, yet on the inside they’re struggling. I never would have placed such pain in association with their names.

I am so thankful that God has been touching my life as much as He has lately. It makes the hope of fulfilling Gods call on my life that much greater.

So here’s some food for thought sa I close this: When you see someone in your life who seems to have it “altogether” or have “the perfect life”, stop and think if that’s the way it is or if thats the way they want the world to see them. We all have “crap” in our life that we go through. You’re not alone in this. You are NOT “the only one”.


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