Kim Harms

Life Reconstructed

Uncomfortable and Inconvenient – Seven Minutes

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I had an opportunity last week that I knew I should say yes to. The problem was that saying yes meant giving up one of my favorite parts of my weekly routine.  So I did what I quite often do in these circumstances.  I argued with the voice inside of my head for a while.  I finally came to the conclusion that saying “yes” to this opportunity was more important than saying “yes” to myself. (I don’t always come to this conclusion, by the way.)  As I said yes, I also prayed that God would open up a time slot during the week for me to reschedule my original commitment. Seven minutes later, I received a text that cleared open the exact amount of time I was missing out on by saying “yes.”

God didn’t have to do that for me. I could have gotten through my week just fine without the thing I gave up. But it was such a terrific reminder that when we do what we know He wants us to do, He loves to bless us. And the fact that this blessing came to me in just seven minutes made my day.

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Author: Kim Harms

I am a contributor at CT Women (previously known as Today's Christian Woman where I was a regular contributor as well). I blog monthly at inspireafire.com and have freelanced for a variety of publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul, Guideposts, Thriving Family and Creation Illustrated. Cancer made an unwelcome visit in my breast in January 2016, and I am now working on a book about breast reconstruction after having gone through the insane process myself. My incredible husband of 18 years, Corey, is my biggest writing cheerleader and together we are having a ball raising our three growing boys; Carter 15, Owen 14 and Lewis 10.

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