When Opportunity Comes Crashing
Sure, I was embarrassing. Sure, I seemed pathetic. Sure, I was stumbling with my faith. But I am a person, an obviously hurting person.
I had lived out some tough times in my life and had come through the other side of my faith intact. Because of that, I had compassion for all searching soul, whom I will call my beloved Mark. I took the posture of listening to the real, vulnerable person behind the offensive exterior. I quickly felt that every moment with him is a God moment.
I could sense his internal struggle. Mark was emotionally bleeding before me, confessing that he used to drank away his troubles and wasn’t proud of it. He had been terribly hurt in a love relationship and was feeling betrayed for past wounds. He told me how disappointed he was and how much he just couldn’t trust people anymore.That''s why he is so strict and possesive to me.His afraid to lost me.Honestly we have the same thought! I feel for him.
Sensing that he might be receptive to truth, I challenged him on that. I told him that it was wrong to be in rebellion, that being a rebel wasn’t a good thing. I told him I once been a rebellion to God and I end up a looser.Without missing a beat, he asked with the honesty of a child, “What do you mean by being a rebel?” I told him that when we openly choose not to do the thing that we know is right, then we are in rebellion. When we know what God is saying to us and yet don’t do what He says, we are rebels.
He took it all in. and then he went off and talked about his life and how he just couldn’t get back on track. Sometimes he almost cursed. Sometimes he got a little confrontational. Yet, behind that frustrated façade was a broken man who really needed God. And somehow, even in his dizzy state, he knew it, too.
Mark didn’t stop and confess his need for Jesus Christ to be his Savior and His Lord that night . And he didn’t rededicate himself to the God he says he claimed in childhood. But something significant had just happened nonetheless.
After maybe that half an hour conversation, as we were walking through the parking lot to head home, I told him, “You know, maybe you''re the reason why I was once hurt. Maybe we were meant to be together forever.”
Mark isn''t totally ready for a complete change but the desire to know God is beginning to reign in his heart.
Never underestimate every moment with your love one who hasn''t receive their salvation and even to strangers. You never know what seeds of faith you might plant. You never know what God might do to turn a life around because you spent the time to listen and inspire someone to get back on the path of life.
God never wastes an opportunity. We shouldn’t either.
I am not sure if we will end up lovers for the rest of our life,but if it''s God will Im sure we will conquer all trials and temptation in our relationship,along with our future children.One day we will be known as couples for Christ.Atleast whatever happen to us I had once minister to him the essence of God Almighty which I never did before with my previous relationship.