Last week I was privileged to attend Ladies Night at my church. It was a night geared towards connecting, encouraging, and pouring into the women. Our campus pastor's wife spoke on the topic of asking God to inconvenience us, asking God to open our eyes to opportunities to speak life into others.
The way she said it, inconvenience me, made me think about something. How many times have I missed the opportunity to bless someone or to pour into someone because it was out of my way, I didn't have time...it was inconvenient. I believe that God moves when life gets hard, when it's not easy. God moves when we sacrifice ourselves, our time for Him, for His time, His purpose. If we learn to open our eyes to see the favor God has placed in our life we can open our eyes to opportunity. When we recognize our strengths we can use them for the good of others.
No, it may not always be convenient. It may be as we're leaving the office for the day, it may be when you're in a hurry, or as you are walking out of church on your way to lunch. You never know what situation a person is going through, even if you think you know them. Your time, your words, your presence could show the love of Christ and change their life forever.
I pray that the Lord would inconvenience me. In my job, in my church, in my every day life, inconvenience me Lord. I want to see the opportunities around me to show favor to others, to be a light into the darkness that is some people's existence. Use me Lord and help me to recognize those opportunities and to never let them pass me by.