I wanted to stop in briefly to share with you an unusual moment that turned into a great act of kindness in my favor as well as the lessons I learned from it.
I was in the automotive department at a local store. I really needed help figuring out which item to purchase to repair my vehicle. I had no idea what I was doing! So I asked an associate for help but they were “seemingly” too busy and uninterested in helping me because I believe they were finishing up their shift. The key word here is “seemingly”.
I learned a valuable lesson that day. We should never judge others because it is wrong and most of the time you’ll find that you could not be more wrong about them because your thoughts are not their thoughts. (Matthew 7:1, “Judge not, that ye be not judged.”).
I do not center my thoughts on the goal of judging others but once in a while, I fall victim to that sin. Coincidentally, the Sunday sermon was centered around the sin of judging others, so I was quickly reminded that day of what I had done wrong.
I am constantly working on self-improvement in every aspect of my being, especially spiritually.
So, going back to that day… I immediately started feeling judgemental in my spirit after the associate didn’t jump to my rescue. I thought to myself, “They don’t want to be bothered”.
I was quick to judge and allowed myself to feel neglected. So, my feelings were hurt because I thought, if it were me, I would’ve still asked if I could help with something.
So, I go to another associate in a different department and ask if there is anybody working in that department that could assist me. The associate took me back over to that department and asked that same associate if he was able to help me. He said, “Sure, I’d be happy to!”
After everything was said and done. The first associate had no idea that I needed further assistance because I had asked a closed-ended question (One which can be answered by a simple yes or no).
In the end, this associate was apologetic and went above and beyond to help me resolve my issue. In fact, he even went a step further and took time out of his personal schedule to help me fix my issue, which saved me a lot of money in unnecessary automotive repairs because it was an easy fix.
I was very grateful and asked if there was anything I could do to repay him and he said, “No, you don’t owe me anything”.
Then, he said something that really stuck with me. He said, “Don’t worry about it, “I Got You”, with this smile that could only be coming from the love of God through this individual.
I doubt I will ever see this associate again which makes it all the more fascinating to me. I really do believe this was God’s reassurance to me that I need not worry about anything because, you guessed it, He’s Got Me.
(Isiah 41:10, Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness”).
I have showcased a CD below for your review. It is another one by Jack Johnson. It has a song ironically entitled “I Got You” Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. But it got me to thinking of the many ways in which God show’s himself in our lives.
In my previous post, I showcased my most “fun” favorite album in his collection. Well, this is my 2nd favorite album. My favorite song on this one is “I Got You”.
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