Thursday, March 4, 2010
God, please give me grace!
I play K love music all day long. It is a comptemporary gospel station and I get so many compliments about it from the costumers. It ministers to me and have open doors via conversation about my beliefs. I have The Word in signs and they are hot sellers. The people that enter the shop noticed immediately that we are Christians. When I opened the shop I pray to God to use it as a tool for His glory, to be not only a place filled with pretty things but a place were people will find a word of friendship, a word of comfort, a needed hug, a listening ear, etc. It have been mostly positive, lots of tears, hugs, words shared there. Every once in a while my patience is tested by people that think been rude and spreading hate is their solemn duty. They never heard the saying...if you got nothing nice to say...This woman walk in and her salutation was "I HATE YOUR MUSIC" I ignored her and she repeated the same thing 3 times and ended asking me to turn it off. I didn't, I turn it down, not off. How dare you? I think that if my music offends you, my signs, the fact that God is constanly a subject of my conversations, you are entitled to LEAVE. It is my right to do what ever I want in my shop. It sounds harsh, but let me tell you, somebody have to stand up against hate and rudeness. That is not the type of enviroment I want in my shop. It is dedicated to God and I want His spirit to dwell there and in my life too. So yes!, there you have it, I do get upset every once in a while and rude, hateful people make me feel like praying more, for grace and the patience that only comes from God. Tomorrow is another day and I will try my best to let it go. Joyce Mayer said one time to be careful what you pray for. I pray for a store, a place to earn some honest money and the chance to minister to others. Well, it comes with a price, the good, the bad and the ugly, I can not change people, I can only pray that God will change them. Not always right, just trying to do right thing. God is good , always. Take care, Blessings, Marta.