Sunday, March 14, 2010

You can't have a testimony without going through a test

When people say the words, "I know what you're going through", do they really? Nobody can tell me they know what I'm going through unless they have actually gone through it. No matter what "it" may be. I can't tell nobody I know how it feels to lose a mother or a father, because my parents are still living. I can, however, tell them I know how it feels to lose a grandmother or a grandfather.

Well my car has been out of commission for two weeks. We were blessed that we had another car to get us from here to there. It has been inconvenient for hubby to get up and take me to work but we did manage to make it happen. Hubby asked me one evening if I was doing ok and I said that I was. He asked me if I was upset about the car being in the shop. I wish I could have told him that I was upset but I really wasn't. I saw this as a test and that it wouldn't be forever that we'd be without the other vehicle. He asked me again, "You sure you not upset?" My reply to him was that you can't have a testimony without going through a test." I also told him that God was probably gonna bless us with a Lexus but we could still make the same payments we do for the Expedition." We could only laugh at that.

So while the car was in the shop, I didn't worry about it but I figured if we had prayed about it and had faith that God would make a way, then He would. Several months ago, two of my co-workers needed a ride from work and so I was their transportation. I didn't grumble or complain about it and they told me that if I ever needed them, they would be there. Well lo and behold, while my car was in the shop, I received e-mails or phone calls at the beginning of the work week from each of the ladies asking if I needed a ride home, and not only that, several people who knew I was without my car wanted to know if they could be of assistance. I was so thankful. The car is now fixed but that was just a test, and we know that trouble don't last always and if you don't know, then you had better ask somebody.

Lovingly yours,

1 comment:

  1. my question to you is: did you let them return the favor.. i only ask because i am always extending myself but have a hard time accepting help