Many times our testimonies are about recovery from illness, poverty, failure and the like--and I've had my share of those. This one, though, is about asking God to intervene in the mundane goings on of everyday life.
I lost my phone on August 10. And since a phone is no longer "just a phone," the loss had the potential to impact my life in leadership, business and connections. But since God stays with us and brings good out of adversity, I know that I stand on victory ground. I relaxed and took a break from being connected. I waited to see how God wanted to show Himself strong and on my side.
When we ask for patience or compassion or peace (etc.,) God gives us an opportunity to demonstrate it! We don't just wake up the next day patient, kind and quiet. No, we get an opportunity to deploy the patience, compassion or peace (etc.,) that we received with the great "It is finished" declaration of Jesus Christ our gloriously victorious King of kings!
Eventually, I was offered an iPhone. Yikes, I've been Android forever so Apple products seem way too over-complicated and not that nimble. I have a few simple tests. First, does it bless more than just me? If yes, take another step forward. When I said yes to receiving the gift, piles of technology jumped in my face. Whoo-boy. As I worked patiently through the mass of technology, I applied another test: This is finished. The last bit of technology required 24-48 hours. I disagreed. It would be done for me, suddenly! It was done in an hour.