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Go for it, even in the wrong bra!


Yesterday morning I went on my bike ride as I do everyday and mid way through I saw a young man walking in a Sweetbay uniform. I assumed he was on his way to work. It brought a smile to my face simply because it reminded me of our son Jordan, biking over to Cracker Barrel in his uniform.

As I passed this young man, God spoke to me very clearly to stop. I was already about a block away, but the Lord prompted me to turn around and tell him something. It was a word of knowledge and a word of wisdom.

I was none too happy with the Lord yesterday morning, because I looked like a freak.

I know it's my fault that I looked like a freak, but it's His fault for telling me to talk to somebody while I was in that condition.

I said, "Lord, you know  I was too lazy to rummage through my dresser drawer for a lighter colored bra that wouldn't show through this shirt. I was tired and just hoped nobody would be up close enough to see it. I planned on riding quickly by on my bike and they'd be none the wiser. A man, Lord. A man will surely notice this, Lord. Even on a 40-something woman.  Do you have no compassion for this situation, dear God?"

Not on this situation, He didn't. Nor the fact that I had topped it off with a leopard baseball cap and neon pink sunglasses. Ouch.

I told you I looked like a freak!!!

I turned around and went back and talked to him anyway. By now it doesn't surprise me when young men, or even old ones, tear up or break down and cry. Not because I'm wearing the wrong bra...like a black one under a white shirt, but because somebody cared enough to give them a message and by what was said they had no doubt it was God.

I started in my customary way..."Hi there. I know we don't know each other and you might think this is a little crazy, but God sent me over here to tell you..."

[Insert teary eyes here]


"Thank you...thank you so much. God bless you. You really have no idea how much this means..."

Yes, you too can be used of God, even when wearing the wrong bra and looking like a freak.


Try it sometime, or better yet, take the time to find the right undergarments in your drawer no matter how tired you are. I know I will, next time. :)

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