Tuesday, June 25, 2013

My unglamorous life

Is your job glamorous? Mine is not. Do you sometimes look around you and wonder if you are making any kind of mark on your world? I do. I know I have written about this before, but it was brought to my mind again yesterday. I am not ever likely to be a great leader, I am not likely to ever have the kind of reach with my little blog that will move a thousand hearts to God. But that doesn't mean my life is wasted. God uses me right where I am.

Over the last few days I have been given the opportunity to pray for 3 different people whom I would probably never known if it had not been for my very ordinary, unglamorous job. One is a friend I met when I first went to work there 18 years ago. She moved on to another job long ago but we have maintained a friendship. Last week her husband went into the hospital and today he is having open heart surgery.

The second friend is someone that I work closely with since they restructured my work group a few months back. Her father was life flighted to Houston over the weekend with a ruptured brain aneurysm. He is in ICU while the doctors work out what happened.

The third is a friend I don't see much of since the a for mentioned restructuring. I just don't get to her part of the building much anymore, nor does she get to mine. But she sent me a text yesterday telling me that she will be off work for a while due to health reasons and asking me to add her to my prayer list.  

Being asked to pray is an honor and a gift. When someone reaches out to you like that, they are placing in you a rare trust. I try to do my very best to honor that trust. It makes me so grateful that for my unglamorous little job and my unglamorous little life. God uses me right where I am, He touches hearts through me right where I am. Really, what more could I ask for?


  1. I believe you are the kindest, most beautiful person I have ever had the luck to "meet."

    1. WOW! I have you fooled, don't I?!? LOL! Thanks for that wonderful compliment! Lord knows, I try to do the right thing, but most of the time I fall terribly short of the mark. It's pretty easy to make yourself look good online, but a lot hard to actually be good in real life, ya know? <3

  2. Eva Craig HibbardJune 28, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    Thank you for reminding me of this. You are right, it is an honor to be asked to pray for someone. That is not done lightly. If I need prayer, I think about who I want to do that praying. It may sound crazy, but I want people that I know have great faith to be the ones standing with me to take requests for needs before the Lord. (Which is why I ask you a lot, btw!) You are awesome and He uses you so many times that you don't even realize. Thanks for being there. Love ya!

    1. Eva,
      thank you. You have no idea how much it means to me to know that you trust me with your needs. After all you have known me a long time and seen me at my worst more often than not! I am honored to call you friend.


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