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Five Minute Friday: Opportunity
someone asks a question and the faces of five teen girls intently await my answer. will they stump me or will they get the answer that they are looking for? will it matter? will it, can it, change the course of their life? will i ever get this opportunity again?
i choose my words carefully because for some reason, these girls have choosen to give my words weight. there is influence. there is power. there is trust. i can choose to use this moment to slyly make them do what i want. or i can explain to them the right thing to do but more importantly why.
i get to speak into their lives. i get to be the person they remember. i get quoted on facebook and talked about long after this time is over. not because of me. because in this opportunity Jesus speaks through me into their lives. sometimes i get in the way. sometimes i say the wrong thing or set the wrong example. but even that is an opportunity. for me to show humility and them to show grace.
together we live and learn. savoring and cherishing each opportunity to take a step closer to truth.