Sometimes all we need is one.
- One complement
- One friend
- One change
- One break
- One thought
I remember a time after speaking at an out-of-town event that I felt like I had bombed. My stride didn’t come as easily as it usually does. The transitions between points and stories weren’t seamless. Looking back at my notes, I realized I had forgotten to share some key truths that really made up the meat of the talk.
Feeling like a total loser, I was pretty sure my speaking career was over and I would be voted off the island.
As I was collecting my things to make the long walk out of the church, a woman came up to me and sat down. She said, “I didn’t want to be at this event today. This isn’t something I usually enjoy, but I kept feeling like I needed to be here and now I know why.”
I braced for the worst. Maybe she would say that all her feelings about these events were proven true today, and that I stunk. I wasn’t sure…
She gently took my hand and shook it, saying “I needed to hear everything you said this morning. God spoke to ME through YOU.”
WHAT? For reals? You… you… liked it? You mean you heard God through the words that came out of my mouth.
Sometimes it just takes… one. And I needed that one appropriate comment to make me realize God can work miracles.
Friends, what is the “one” thing you are waiting for God to send right now?
- Maybe it’s a job offer
- The opportunity to serve
- Money to pay those bills
- A way to make your marriage work
- Insight on how to raise that difficult child
- The right treatment or cure for your diagnosis
Do you honestly believe God will send that “one?” When everything around you says differently, do you still walk in belief? Do you focus your energy on what is happening… OR… what God promises?
God has a history of keeping His promises. Through the “One” He fulfilled a wonderful promise to us. God’s plan for redemption came through His One and only son.
It just took one… one sacrifice, one resurrection, one hope for eternity. Humanity cried out for restoration and God responded by sending that One.
In our here and now, that “one” thing we are hoping for may seem too far off or too big to tackle. Do you trust Him with it? Are you waiting and praying expectantly for it?
He’s promised us all an abundant life. Now go live in that promise.
Reference: The Reason We Speak, P31 Ministries