Anyone ever watched Fraiser? You know Fraiser and Niles Crane, spin off from Cheers, Toss Salad and Scrambled eggs, I’m listening.
Well today I became Dr. Jade. Not the first time it has happened, but still very nice to know that strangers can go to you as a confidant or counselor.
She just wanted to vent and I was the perfect listener, even though she was drawing my blood for my latest lab work up (BTW…please pray that my A1c is under 10 – I hate being diabetic) .
In high school, I had a friend that told me I should be a counselor, because I was a good listening and at one point, I was a psychology major in hopes of becoming a Counseling Psychologist. So, when I became apart of the body of Christ, I wasn’t entirely surprised that I received the gift of Holy Spirit in form of Helps, Mercy, and Exhortation (in addition to discerning of spirits).
There are genuine moments when I ask why he gave me these particular gifts, because as I get older, my patience for some people are very short. (Sad, but true) Not to mention that sometimes I’m not very sympathetic at times. I guess a case of the world rubbed off on me and the introduction to toxic people can wreck havoc on one’s psyche, if you will. But then God brings me back to the fact that he is in control and he gave me the gifts that he gave me for a reason beyond my own understanding and control and that it’s for his purpose and will.
Jesus said in Matthew 5:13-16
“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.”
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”
Maybe he sent me at the particular time that I went to get my lab work done, to be that light for her at that moment. Maybe it was to show her that not everyone is hateful or maybe it was to show her that God through his servant, his child, his representative is listening. Only God himself knows why he allowed her to share that info with me. At the end of the day, I am glad that she did and I pray that her day went better after getting what she needed to get in terms of her anger and frustrations off her chest.
I pray that this lesson will teach us all or has touch us all in some way today.
To God be the Glory, Great things he has done.