Have you ever come up with an idea and told your boss or a friend? And then, they came back to you with a “you know, that was a very helpful idea–thanks!”
Didn’t that make you feel good? In those circumstances, you probably felt appreciated and helpful.
In the past week, I have had three distinct times where an idea of doing something nice for someone came to my mind and I acted on it. In all three circumstances, I followed through on the prompting and my initial reaction was, “wow, that was a nice gesture to do for that person. Thank you, Lord. You had a good idea to do this nice thing for this person. I’m sure they will appreciate it.”
In two of the three circumstances, the people all responded a bit surprised that I would do something nice for them (I still need to wait a week to do the 3rd nice gesture, but am looking forward to doing something unexpected and nice for them) and I am looking to be quick to point out that it wasn’t my idea, but God’s.
I know myself and I know the ideas that came to me were not of my own. So, I need to give credit where credit is due.
But, what a blessing for me to know that I was being used as an instrument for His doing nice things for people. Very cool !