A few weeks ago I ran into Target to get 3 boxes of Hamburger Helper. As I walked into Target I passed the buggies and the baskets telling myself “I only need those 3 items and I can carry them no need to get anything”. I go straight to the isle and get the Hamburger Helper.
Now let’s not get distracted by how unhealthy Hamburger Helper is. It is not easy to admit that yes I caved under pressure and went for easy and unhealthy. There is so much in this story that getting focused on Hamburger Helper will just cause us all to miss out on what God did.
So I have my 3 boxes of Hamburger Helper in my hands, no big deal. Until I thought “I need some french bread to go with it…..and I need some regular bread for lunch tomorrow….and I need like 3 other items.” I am super woman I can get all these items and carry them to the check out lane. I am slowly walking to the check out lane while balancing bread on my shoulder. I clearly was not going to make it with all these items. I even pictured it all falling on the floor. About that time an associate came walking out of the clothes section asking me if I was going to make it. As she approached I see she has a target basket. All my items fit nicely in it. Ah so much easier, and nothing ever hit the floor!
Now back up just a little, for days I had felt overwhelmed. I will not get into all the reasons why at his point. Mainly because I like to keep things short and simple to read. One day I will write all about the mountains I need moved. So overwhelmed will just have to explain for now. I felt heavy in my heart, I felt like I was drowning, and I was not sure I wanted to even recover.
As I walked away with my items all in this Target basket God just planted something in my heart and my head. So this is how it went “I will be your Target basket.” I just knew in that moment what He was saying to me. I could explain all I took from that moment, but I want. I will say NOTHING CHANGED. I still left feeling heavy, I still had the same mountains. Thirty-six hours later I was reading and came to a scripture that just brought so much to me. It helped change the way I was thinking about my situation. It was such a sweet moment with the Lord. I stopped feeling so alone, I had a helper to help.
I pray that if you are feeling like everything is about to fall your Target basket comes. That is not praying everything just magically goes away. You need some of those things, they have purpose. You do need a helper to walk those things out with you. Thank you God that you are that for us, thank you for the Holy Spirit.