Last night on our Strong page on Facebook, I posted about someone somewhere is watching you, and that our actions and attitude can either motivate or de-motivate someone, so lets be good models, be someone's hero.
This morning, I ask the Lord to use me once again to touch someone else and to make me a vessel of His Love to my students. Sure enough right after my morning Zumba Gold class, this sweet lady came up to me and told me she took my class just once months ago somewhere else, then I stopped teaching there. Ever since she has been looking for me, determined to find me, she ended up in my Gold class today, she's not even a YMCA member, yet anyway. Note that I noticed this lovely lady's smile while we were "wobbling" and its not like just any random smile, it had something else behind that smile (yes, we do the Wobble at my Gold class, we are GROOVY like that! LOL) She went on to say that she loved my spirit the first and only time she took my class; she can feel it when I teach. At this time she had me tearing..... I took the time to talk to her and found out she was a breast cancer survivor, lymphoma cancer survivor and she is currently battling a brain tumor. Oh my! What a tough lady! I told her, "God must think you are really strong!" She just had this sweet smile, like nothing can keep her down.
See what I mean about someone watching you and being inspired by you? I didn't know she was looking for me, someone might be looking for YOU too! You can share Love at your work, at school, in the mall, the gym, wherever it might be. Give LIFE to someone, it starts with a smile and a sincere heart. And you know what? Yes, she received from me, she's very happy she found me, but I am the blessed one, I received more from her, I too, am happy and thankful she didn't give up looking for me.
My heart leaps when I hear things like this, but my head never swells, because I know its NOT about me, its about the hearts we touch daily and most importantly, its about the Love of God. I am only doing my job as His servant. "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men," Colossians 3:23 ESV
I prayed to be a vessel of His Love this morning.... we ended our conversation with an invite to our church and she will be coming this Sunday. The Lord is good, He answers prayers quickly when you pray according to HIS will. Thank you Jesus!
, KAT Johnson, CPT, FNE