This past summer, the ladies at church read Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World, and one of the stories definitely hit home.
Essentially, the author tells the story about a person who has been given a specific, personal task from God: carry a few rocks to the top of a hill. The person joyfully accepts the task and starts the journey. But along the way, other folks are encountered—this could even be friends or family. A person asks, “Hey, while you’re on your way up there, could you just carry a few of mine?” This person could even finish the request with, “I’ve been praying about someone to help with this,” or “You’re such an answer to prayer. Thanks!”
“Sure!” the original person replies. After all, what are a few more rocks? She’s already going that direction anyway, and it’s nice to be a blessing.
So far the load isn’t too difficult, but then there’s another person who asks a similar question. And another.
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