Right place, right time
Do you ever feel like you are at the right place at the right time when something amazing happens to you?
That’s how I’ve felt this summer and I know it isn’t a mere coincidence but instead the result of an awareness and conscious acknowledgement of God taking the reigns and showing me where I am supposed to be.
I’m doing an internship at the Mother Church for 3 months. One of the things that proved this was a ”right place, right time” moment is how I met a new friend, in a manner that I am not used to. I let God lead the way, and now I’m blessed with a wonderful new friendship.
It started on the last day of work before the weekend; I’d just finished being interviewed for a podcast where we talked about God meeting every human need. My co-worker (who had been interviewing me) was really easy to work with, and soon we were getting along as if I’d been working in our department for years.
She suddenly had the idea that her daughter and I should meet up sometime. I agreed but was nervous, I didn’t have many friends to hang out with, but I had never planned a day with someone I had never met before. What if she doesn’t want to hang out? What if she does because she feels obligated? What if we have nothing in common?
My co-worker handed me her daughter’s number as she told me how excited Dorothy would be to hang out with me. I thought this was a good sign, but still I felt nervous. I know that this may not be a big deal for someone else, but it was for me.
I didn’t like that I was giving in to fear, though, because I think that’s like denying God’s true purpose for you. So I sat at my desk and quietly asked God to tell me what to do. The answer came to me quickly; I would text this girl and hang out with her ASAP. When I did, her response was so genuine and welcoming that I immediately felt certain that nothing but good would come of meeting.
Saturday came and as soon as I got into the car and shut the door, Dorothy and I began chatting away. We drove for an hour and the ride was filled with laughing and really deep discussions. I knew it was going to be a wonderful day. And it was.
We walked along the ocean shore, shared our experiences as Christian Scientists, what we’d learned at college and even about our hopes for the future. We laughed and talked the whole time!
I’m really happy to have a new friend to spend time in Boston with, and I am especially thankful that I didn’t let fear stand in the way, but instead let God lead me in the right direction.Posted on Monday, July 23rd, 2012 at 8:30 am | Follow responses with the RSS feed
Topics: Friendship | Tags: anxious, comfort zone, Fear, nervous