Kindness – new blog post, quick read, hope you enjoy

I was running errands the other day and stopped to get a cold drink at a drive through window. I pulled into the parking lot and there was a long line of cars. I let one car in before me and then another. Then I began to edge my car in line when all of a sudden a car came in behind me and the driver started beeping, cussing and showing me signs with her finger that I haven’t seen in a while. There were two small children in the back seat. My first thought was, “Hey lady, I’ve been waiting here a long time and have already let two other cars pass, and further more, do you realize the way you are carrying on in front of your kids?” You know the dialogue that goes on in your head when you’ve been misunderstood.
Then I was reminded that we all have blind spots and our perception can be distorted by our own blind spots. So I stopped the dialogue in my head, prayed for peace for that lady, protection for her children and forgave her for the colorful language and the finger motions she sent my way. It was then that I sensed the Holy Spirit prompt me to pay for whatever it is she ordered. I quickly reminded the Holy Spirit how much cash I had in my purse. He assured me that He provides whatever He prompts me to do. So, I was obedient to the Holy Spirit and paid for her items. I felt so much better and I hope she did too. I also prayed that it was a good experience for her children.

God desires for us to be kind to others even when we don’t feel like it or they don’t deserve it. Just as He is always kind to us no matter how we behave.
Ephesians 4:32 “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

Another good resource is Colin Powell’s book Kindness Works.
Here is an excerpt: Always show more kindness than seems necessary, because the person receiving it needs it more than you will ever know. Kindness is not just about being nice; it’s about recognizing another human being who deserves care and respect. To the world, you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.

In conclusion, as we are kind and compassionate to all people, they will experience a touch of heaven and God’s tangible grace here on earth. Everybody wins! Let’s all be Kind today and everyday.

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One Response

  1. Kelly,
    Love how you listen to the Lord and step out in faith that way. It is encouraging for the rest of us.
    Evelyn

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