The other night a few of us went to Twin City apartments to follow up on a guy we haven't seen in a while. On our way to find his apartment we stopped to talk with a guy in his twenties named Josh.
We talked for a little while telling him about the kingdom of God, I was feeling like we needed to get going, it was starting to get dark and I didn't want to be knocking on someone's door at night. I started to feel a little anxious and impatient and started to get vexed that this guy was slowing us down. (ok?)
Well. just when I was feeling like we needed to go Josh starts getting tears in his eyes. The Holy Spirit had other plans for us. Josh was struggling with depression and was considering going on medication. We shared about depression being an attack from the enemy and how Jesus can give us victory over it.
We were able to pray and minister life to him, it was definitely a divine appointment. I could see the Spirit really taking His time with Josh in spite of my impatience and agenda. I definitely need to get better at giving up my agenda and recognize when God is going in a different direction. It's pretty cool to see God touch someone even when our heart or attention isn't in tune with the moment.
It just goes to show making ourselves available is more significant than we think.
The other guy we were trying to find wasn't home, but we did run into a group of teenagers and got to preach to them for a while. It always amazes me, when we sacrifice and make ourselves available, God always seems to be ready to do something, touch someone, heal someone, set someone free or just deal with someone about eternity.
The harvest truly is ripe. God help us to push through the opposition to do your will and see your Kingdom come!