Just Breathe

We pass by many, many people every day, whether it is in your car as you go down the road, at work, eating lunch or in a grocery store. I am a people watcher, always have been and sometimes I do find that I judge a person’s personality by the shape of their face. I won’t go into detail here but I will say that I am not often wrong, whether it really is physiognomy or the Spirit of discernment, well we will leave that for another discussion. I am the person that someone will stop and ask what aisle something is on I don’t know why maybe I look like a professional shopper? Maybe it’s that I actually look at a person that is approaching and smile and if someone comes up behind me in line that has considerably less than I do I will always let them go in front of me. It always surprises them and I like that. Today as I was rolling my cart out of the store (after looking at the receipt and seeing that I had saved $22.95) and saw a lady coming toward me walking fast, she looked so very stressed and I saw her lips move, she was saying, “Just breathe”. I was even with her at that point and quickly said, “You’re going to be alright”. She turned toward me and said, “Do you really think so?” She kept walking and so did I, in the opposite direction. As I walked away I said a prayer for her. I don’t know what her problem was, what could have possibly happened that had her so distraught but I sent a prayer with her and she knew that at least one person, even though I was a stranger, cared enough to stop and give her an encouraging word.

Hebrews 13: 2-3 Stay on good terms with each other, held together by love. Be ready with a meal or a bed when it’s needed. Why, some have extended hospitality to angels without ever knowing it! Regard prisoners as if you were in prison with them. Look on victims of abuse as if what happened to them had happened to you.

Maybe you should pray for the person who doesn’t take off from the light as soon as you think they should instead of honking your horn at them, yes?

2 Replies to “Just Breathe”

  1. Harolene, I have to share this with you. I too am that person, sometimes good for me sometimes bad but God is always faithful. I’m in the Baltimore/ DC area, I’ve had a gun pulled on me, I am usually insulted or talked down too for my accent by Caucasians ( I find that very disheartening) my husband and I are checking out at Walmart and there a man in front me and he’s put back 2-3 items after he counted his money, he’s a big big black man around 29 maybe 30, he probably went 6’5, man was huge. He was loading his groceries and I jumped up to the card payer and slid my card through it. (After I put back what he wasn’t taking) my husband is looking like I’ve lost my mind what are you doing, I said I don’t somethings not right. The man goes back to pay and found out and this huge man looks at me and tears in his eyes says why did you do that, right then the Lord showed me his life he had no one no where he’s so lonely, I went around the cart and put my arms up around him and I told him you are never alone call on the God of your youth because he will never leave you alone or forsake you, He longs to walk with you” so there we stood in the Walmart check out the little white the big huge black man crying, cashiers crying. When he left we were walking out my husband he said there are never words. Isn’t it so life fulfilling that we get to do things when God showes up, it’s these moments that I know my purpose. I will never forget that sweet gentle giant.

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