I pray that you all are doing well and are looking forward to the start of a beautiful and blessed week. Today I want to share with you about being the miracle that you need. Some of you may not know that I am a Christian Counselor and I truly love what I am called to do. But no matter what you choose as a profession or where you are in life in general, everybody needs something. I have worked with some of the most beautiful people you ever want to meet. But they are hurting and have unmet needs. It doesn’t matter if it’s love, affirmation, attention, or just needing to be heard and seen. I believe it’s because we all have one thing in common…WE ARE HUMAN. It doesn’t matter what race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status, we all have something missing in our lives that we wish we had.
Now, it’s true a lot of us have been hurt by other humans so that makes it tough to openly share that you have a need. No one wants to be spoken down to, made fun of, laughed at, talked about, or judged. That hurts. I know because it has happened to me on many occasions. So, my heart goes out to people who are struggling in any area of their lives and who have unmet needs, especially single moms because I was one. I know firsthand how hard it is, but that’s a topic for another time. Nevertheless, I pray that God blesses you with everything you need to provide for your child(ren) and to help you stay strong and courageous. Today, this is what my heart wants to share. Although you may have been hurt in the depths of your soul and the deepest part of your heart, DON’T STOP DOING GOOD! BE THE MIRACLE THAT YOU NEED! There is a scripture in the Bible that says, “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season, we shall reap if we faint not” (Gal. 6:9 KJV) “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessings if we don’t give up” (NLT) No matter what version you read, it all means the same thing, don’t get discouraged and close your heart to doing good for others. Please understand that I am not saying just go around and let people use you. No that’s not smart. But listen to your heart and observe the situation, then make your choice. My mother would often say “You can learn more by listening and watching than you ever could by talking.” She was absolutely right, which is probably why I love observing people. Here are a few things you can do to be the miracle that you need:
If you need to be heard
Take a moment to listen to your child talk about their day, listen to a friend without judgment or interruption who just needs to talk, or take the time to hear the story of an elderly person talking about what their life was like growing up. It doesn’t cost any money to just listen. Be the miracle that you need.
If you feel lonely
Spend some time with people in a senior citizen's home or volunteer to help out at a nonprofit organization. Those organizations always need volunteers and the beauty of it is you can choose how much or how little time you give them. Just remember to do it from your heart because the quality of what you put out in the universe is the quality of what you will get back. Be the miracle that you need.
If you feel sad or depressed
Take a moment to cheer someone up. It could be as simple as encouraging a coworker who you know is having a rough time at home or work and whose countenance is low. Be a miracle of encouragement to them and ease some of their burden even if it is only for a few minutes. You would be surprised how that simple encounter with you can lift their spirit and yours. Be the miracle that you need.
If you need a financial blessing
I met a man at the gas station yesterday and he had parked his car at a gas pump. I had paid for my gas and only had $4 in cash on me to get something quick to eat. That man quietly and humbly came over to me and asked if I had any money to help him get something to eat. I gave him the $4 I had, and he said thank you and God bless you. I watched him drive away and go across the street to a drive-through restaurant to get something to eat and that made my heart smile because I was the miracle for him that I needed for my life. A few hours later I got a call from a mom who desperately needed a Christian counselor for her 15-year-old son. The need was so great that she wanted him to talk to someone that same day and she paid in cash. Be the miracle that you need.
If you need to be loved
“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. Love never fails.” If you need to be loved, love someone the way you need to be loved. Be the miracle that you need.
If you need to be complimented, seen or heard
When you move about your day, whether at work, in public, or at home, remember your words have power. Speak a kind word to someone, it can be as simple as being intentional by making eye contact and saying good morning to someone with a smile. Compliment another woman on her smile, her earrings, her hair, or her outfit. Say something positive and kind to your partner. Give an encouraging word to your children to start their day with a smile and a happy thought before they go to school. Be the miracle that you need.
If you just need a hug
I understand we are still currently in the onslaught of Covid, but you can still hug your children in your home. You can still hug your partner or your parents. There are just certain things the heart needs. The truth is a warm embrace can say things that words cannot. A hug says "I may not be able to fix it, but I see what you are going through". A hug says "I may not have the right words to say to make you feel better, but I do acknowledge that you are hurting, and I am compassionate to your pain". A hug says "I may not have any money to celebrate you for your accomplishment as I would desire, but I am extremely proud of you". BE THE MIRACLE THAT YOU NEED!
Love and Blessings,
Call to action: Today, go and be the miracle that you need. Share your comments and the results of your actions.