Okay, so yesterday was going great…until I failed in an EPIC way. Now, you might complete disagree with me, but just wait until after you hear it all… I even talked with a couple people about it, as they could tell I was “off” at an evening event…and they didn’t think it was epic…so you might not. BUT, it is to me.
At around noon I was invited to a meeting that started at 2:30pm concerning a project I am help with. I hit “attend” and didn’t think twice. When I arrived, there weren’t many people, and we weren’t waiting for many more per the leaders of the meeting. I thought it strange the leader of the project hadn’t shown up, yet, as he is fairly prompt.
I felt the nudge to call and see where he was.
I ignored it.
The meeting was about to start and I felt the nudge again.
I ignored it.
As they said, okay let’s get started, everyone is here – I felt the nudge…
I ignored it and thought he was probably called in to a meeting with people more important. (That can happen).
So, the meeting got started.
At the end of the meeting I went down to find the project leader and tease him for not being there.
He had not been invited.
UGH. Immediately I felt horrible. No, I wasn’t the one in charge of calling the meeting. No, typically I wouldn’t have looked at the invite list as I assume everyone is on the same page, BUT, it was very difficult to see the upset on his face and in his posture. Righteous frustration. I could understand that and I hurt for him.
Now, people have said, I had no epic failure here. A) I didn’t set it up. B) I wasn’t intentionally doing something wrong. The “miss” wasn’t mine to own.
The Holy Spirit was nudging me, and I ignored Him. I was being given clear instructions, and I wasn’t listening. I kept feeling that nudge and KNOW that 100% of the time, I am better off following through with whatever I’m getting nudged about it. I didn’t so missed an opportunity that hurt someone else.
Yes, my heart hurt for the frustration of the situation for my co-worker. But I felt even worse that I ignored GOD, who was trying to get my co-worker in to that meeting.
What I learned today…Follow what the Holy Spirit is nudging me to do regardless of what I think. I am obviously not in the “know” like He is.
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Something similar happened to me…we had layoffs recently and the guy in the office across from me was really scared about getting cut. I really felt God saying I should go ask him if I could pray over him. I didn’t. I actually ended up getting laid off and on the way out, I told him I would pray for him and that God would bless him. And…he didn’t get fired 🙂 praise Jesus.
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