While traveling back from Dallas, Texas recently, my flight got delayed and I would eventually miss my connection. The airline gave us a free hotel and food voucher. It was the prettiest hotel I have ever stayed in. Even in the midst of a "minor" storm, God prevailed and even blessed.
While waiting for the first flight that would be delayed, I met a young single man named "Joey." Joey was sitting with me and a couple of other ladies, chatting about various things. We then asked the question, "where is everyone going?" One lady said Richmond, another Detroit and then Joey started to say Orlando and quickly changed it to "rehab." He said, guys, I am going to rehab due to a coke addiction. I have a very good business that allows me to spend a lot of money each day on cocaine. But, its gotten out of hand. I am checking myself into a rehab center to get my life back. All of us proceeded to congratulate this young guy for his courage. He walked away to get on the plane and the rest of us started to talk about him. How it took a lot of courage to admit what he said. Then all of a sudden, he walked back up to us and said he was hesitant to say anything about where he was going but it felt good to tell us. It felt good to tell the truth. I asked his named and told him I would pray for him. Pray that he licks it this time. Pray that he gets his life back. Pray that he accepts the Lord in his life.
This young guy could have been you or me, a neighbor, a child, a friend, etc...one step away from destruction or one step away from healing. Where could he go with his life? What could he accomplish?
Pray and ask God each day for an opportunity to speak truth into someones life. An opportunity to pray for someone. An opportunity to encourage someone. You don't know if what you say or don't say could affect someones life. Maybe Joey will lick it this time but either way, his words, changed my life.Yes, it feels good to tell the truth.
Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.