“That’s impossible God,” Yep, I said that out loud. I mean, God’s not a girlfriend you laugh at when she says she’s going to teach her kids and husband to put their dishes in the dishwasher. Because we all know that’s near impossible!
It wasn’t the first time I said that to God, so I knew I wasn’t going to get struck by lightning.
I’m a realist, I don’t even enjoy superhero movies, because everything in them is impossible.
You’re with me, right?
Have you ever done that; laughed at God? Or am I the only brazen person in the world?
I was in my pyjamas ready for bed. I had put out my clothes for an event I was speaking at the next morning – when I heard the whisper.
“Cindy I want you to wear the necklace from Caroline.”
“That’s impossible God!” Then I LAUGHED at Him.
Ya, I’m pretty bold, or stupid. I’ll let you decide which one you think I am:
About four days before, I had ordered a necklace from Tweak Boutique. The owner, Caroline, happens to be cousins with my husband.
I laughed at God on Tuesday at 9 pm.
“God, how on earth am I going to get Caroline’s necklace, before tomorrow morning? That’s IMPOSSIBLE God!” And I laughed.
Then God laughed louder, “Really, Cindy? Really? Do you think that’s impossible for me – God?”
Then I told myself it was my own inner voice. It was just me thinking God was talking to me. Yep, that must be it!
There was NO WAY; IT WAS ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE!
Two seconds later my phone rang. It was my mother-in-law, Marsha.
“Hi Cindy, I got a parcel in the mail today for you, from Caroline. By mistake they put it in my mailbox, can I drop it off to you?”
My jaw just about hit the floor. WHAT???
But now I was wondering why God wanted me to wear the necklace? And why was the jewelry so important?
I didn’t question God anymore; so, I just decided to obey.
I opened the box and the necklace was more gorgeous than the photo she sent me ahead of time. Caroline made it to my personal taste. Even my husband sat and admired its beauty. And he likes things that are rugged.
The next morning I was up at 4 am. I grabbed the hanger my clothes and the necklace were hanging on and took them into the laundry room. When I went to take the jewelry off the hanger, I dropped it on the ceramic tile floor. The orchid, which is real, but hand-glazed, broke.
These orchids are created for people who take care of their delicate jewelry.
Orchids are extremely thin, and even when glazed they have to be treated with the utmost care.
God wanted me to wear this orchid necklace today, and now I had a whole different flower. I quickly grabbed my magical glue gun and pieced it back together. Amazingly, it was good as new!
My new sparkly Sketcher’s shoes had come apart too, and I was going to wear them on this day.
Vance watched me glue my shoes and necklace before I went out the door.
“Cindy, you know there’s a spiritual application to this, right?” Vance said to me.
“Oh honey, you know me too well!” I laughed.
A couple of hours later, I was standing in front of the women telling them about my necklace…
“Are you hurting? Are you feeling pain:
A broken marriage.
The death of a loved one.
A wayward teenager.
A cheating husband…
God wants to take all your broken pieces and turn them into something beautiful. He wants you to give Him your life, your pain, your suffering and let HIM piece them back together so HE can be GLORIFIED”
Do you see it? God had intricately pieced together a plan to tell these women a story so they could feel LOVED. I told GOD it was IMPOSSIBLE.
So I want to ask you the same question:
What’s IMPOSSIBLE in your life right now? What has you losing sleep every night, biting your nails each day, and causing you anxiety?
If God would care enough to ask me to buy a necklace, have me drop a necklace, glue a necklace, speak about a necklace…
How much more does He care about YOU!
YOU are worth far MORE than any piece of jewelry. More precious than GOLD, and rarer then DIAMONDS.
You are uniquely and intricately designed by God.
He knows you’re delicate.
God knows you’re breakable.
He knows you’re precious.
God wants to use YOU to bring others to his KINGDOM. Would you give your broken pieces to God today? Will you allow him to glue your hurt and pain together with his LOVE and His HEALING?
Below is a picture of an orchid tree I sat down in front of four days after I spoke to the women. My husband and I were in Miami on vacation. As I was telling Vance about speaking to the women, I looked up and said, “Look, Vance that tree has beautiful flowers on it. Wait, aren’t those orchids?”
Peace filled my soul.
God has such a heart for you, for your story, and your life.
He also showed me how much he cares about people. How He plans out moments, down to the tiniest of details.
Let HIM make your LIFE into something BEAUTIFUL.
Dear God, I give you my life, my hurt, and my pain. I ask you, Father, today, to make beauty from my ashes. And I want to glorify YOU through my brokenness. I trust you to to do what you need to do, to make me into a beautiful woman who brings you GLORY. Amen.
As I finished this post on a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean I heard a woman say, “Aren’t those orchids?”
I turned around, and low and behold, over my right shoulder, watching me write this post… were orchids.
Those are for you…from God.
*Caroline’s beautiful necklace received a lot of compliments 🙂
**In case you think my life is full of vacations and cruises, I would love if you read about my regular everyday-life: God Gives Rest In The Beautiful Chaos of Life
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