Have there been moments in your life when God sent you a personal message? This happened to me the other day.
As I’ve mentioned to some of my blogging buddies (and anyone else who will listen), I’ve taken on new leadership responsibilities at work that feel like a stretch.
I’m a helper/encourager type; a project coordinator. Second in command is my preferred role. Yet I’m walking the halls of an elementary school this summer as a lead teacher (administrator).
Back to the other day…
I stood at the back door of the school, staring at the playground and mulling over a precarious personnel issue. The problem in question was unlikely to be resolved peacefully without direct intervention. But what was the next step?
The other lead teacher and I finally agreed that one of us should talk further with the three teachers at the center of the dispute. As she walked out to the playground to do this I stood there and thought something like, “Are you SURE I’m the guy for this job, God?”
Turning around to head back down the hall, I glanced up the stairs. Stuck to a step, about half way up, was a red piece of construction paper. “That’s odd,” I thought. “We’re not using the second floor for summer school. That paper must have been there since regular school ended three weeks ago.”
Always a “Curious George,” I trudged up the stairs to retrieve the paper. I expected it to be a long forgotten student art project, but it was a message instead. A message from God.
Just keep what, Lord?
I tried every “How to find a hidden message” trick in the book, but there’s nothing legible after the word keep.
What does it mean??!!
Eventually a favorite memory verse came to mind—-one that brought me through many an anxious night.
“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” — Isaiah 26:3 (KJV)
That’s my message from God.
If you’d like, please share about a time when you heard personally from the Creator of the Universe. I’d love to hear your story, because stories matter.
🙏❤️ Prayers and Love.
BTW, the personnel issue was resolved with help from our head principal. Thank you, Lord!