Saturday, February 20, 2010

Posting into the future

February 28, 2007

Even though I am not posting this on the day it happened, I am writing all of this down so I can empty my head of it. I don't want to publish this until I hear what happens. I don't know how long it will take or what the rest of the story will be, I just want to wait and see before I share.

Today I was washing dishes and a name popped into my head. Actually, it was a product name. Tupperware. I don't know if I need some or I saw something that made me think of it, but into my head it popped. I used to sell Tupperware. I was actually pretty good. I became a manager with some girls under me and I probably could have done really well at it if they didn't expect it to be my gospel. It started to become a conflict of interest for me. I say, for me, because some people don't have a problem mixing things like that. I just couldn't do it anymore. Anyway, my distributor's name was Karen. Her name was the next name to pop into my head. I probably wouldn't have given it another thought, but for some reason today was different.

I have been listening to the Bethel sermons and yesterday the one I heard had a testimony at the end given by one of the intercessors at that church. He was talking about how a couple of years ago, God put some leader, can't remember his name now, on his heart to pray for. He was obedient and then, like a year or two later, they heard this guy talking about a time in his life, a couple of years back, when his life was in danger. God had laid it on that intercessor's heart to pray for this man at a time when he needed it. I have had times in my life, some not too long ago, where a name would pop into my head. Sometimes it would be a famous person, sometimes I had to look up the person because I didn't know who they were. I started to wonder today if that's what God was doing when he would put someone's name in my head. I decided that I would start to be obedient when the Lord did that. Even if it wasn't the Lord, at least someone was getting prayed for!

So, there I was, washing dishes, when this lady's name came to me. Karen. I went over to the computer and pulled up the Tupperware website. There was a link for finding a consultant. I clicked it. Then it asked me for my address so they could find a consultant in my area. I typed in my mom's since she lives in Arlington where I used to live when I was a consultant. Just as I was thinking it would probably take a long time to find her, a list popped up and her name was the second from the top. I clicked on it. A web site for her distributorship came up with an e-mail to her personally. I was just sitting there staring at that e-mail address and my heart was pounding. What in the world, I thought. Are you actually going to contact her? What are you going to say? She'll probably try to get you into Tupperware again. I was nervous because I knew I was not only supposed to pray for her, I was supposed to contact her. We weren't even really that close. It was more of a manager/employee relationship. I clicked on the e-mail address and just started typing. I told her who I was and where I was now and how she had taught me some valuable lessons about speaking in front of people and having confidence in myself. Then I told her that the Lord had brought her to my mind today and I'm trying to act on those things more when they happen. I told her that when we think of someone out of the blue or run into someone that we hadn't seen in a while, those usually aren't chance encounters. I told her that if she had anything going on in her life that she needed prayer for or she just wanted to talk, she could call me. I don't even know if she remembers me! I gave her my phone number anyway.

I'm really expecting God to do something here. He may just be teaching me obedience, but I think there's more to it than that. When something does happen, I'll post this and the next post will be the rest of the story!

Stay tuned! I will be sharing the conclusion of this story tomorrow or at my earliest convenience. (Don't let that scare you. It'll be within the week.)


Rachel said...

Glad you're back in the blogging world! And, I can't wait to hear the rest of the story!

Rachel said...

I guess I'll have to ask the end of the story the next time I see you! ;)

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Ashlee said...

Okay, so I havent been in blogville much but I read this today and am very curious as to the rest of the story. Please post... :-)

Anonymous said...

This is Amanda. It won't let me log in. Actually I can't remember my log in info, but whatever.

Did she ever contact you?