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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.


Author: Kim Harms

I am the wife of a guitar-playing, worship-leading, adventure-loving husband. I am the mother of three incredible sons: two of whom recently surpassed me in height, and one of whom I am going to pretend is still my baby. I am saved by grace; a daughter of the King who was and is and is to come. *** I am a regular contributor at Today’s Christian Woman, a monthly blogger at Inspire a Fire and have freelanced for a variety of publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul and Guideposts. *** The 500 Dresses ministry that I started with my mom in 2010 is our way of answering the call to serve those in poverty.

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