Meeting Us Where We Are At

I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today’s prompt is “Meet.” Write for five minutes; unedited.

I have to be up at 5 am tomorrow morning to be at the bus station by 5:30 am. I will be meeting my friend Heather and her husband David. They have been living in Japan for the last several years where Heather was teaching English. They are moving back to the States. We haven’t seen each other in several years so I am excited to see her and her hubby.

As I think about meeting the bus and my friends, I think of the many wonderful ways that I have met friends in my life. They have blessed my life in so many ways and often those friendships have come about because God placed that person in my life. The thing is that God meets us where we are at.

I don’t know about you but I sometimes have a hard time trusting in that promise. Yet the truth is that God is a God of promises and knows our brokenness, our joys, our desires etc. God totally comes and always meets us where we are at. God knows that I yearn so deeply to be a mommy-to-be. And though there are more days than I care to admit that I forget God’s promise, I must remember that God always meets us where we are at. God meets us in the midst of the hard!

I think of my new friend KA and how her, her hubby and some friends are starting a new church. Tonight I asked her if I could pray and she asked me to pray that she would be able to write and memorize a Spoken Word piece for Sunday. I literally stopped and tweeted out a prayer for her in that moment. God met me right there on that phone screen. God knew what KA needed and saw to it that I was able to meet her needs through my prayers lifted up for her.

How often have you too seen God meet you where you are at?

*Lately I have noticed how God often meets me through amazing people. Lately I have also noticed God often shows up in my words…in written poetry, in sharing my story, and even in blog posts. It reminds me of the many ways that God meets me, meets us right where we are at. And I am so thankful that in my own brokenness, in your own brokenness, God comes again and again and meets us continually where we are at.

(And as a total side note, I am thankful for the ways that God has met me through my Write31 Days friends, my #Fmfparty friends and through so many more. I am so thankful that I will get to meet some of you InRl this summer in Nashville since my sister and I will be there for a sisters trip that week before. I never thought this would happen, but obviously God knew, didn’t he?)

*Where the 5 minutes stopped!

14 thoughts on “Meeting Us Where We Are At

  1. Hi, Tara! Nice to meet you on this fine Thursday night. I enjoyed reading your post! I'm so glad God meets me right where I'm at. He doesn't ask me to go to church to meet Him, or anywhere else specific. He's HERE with me. Aaahhh. What a relief. 🙂 And I might get to meet you in Nashville as well! I'm going to try to work it out. My friend is getting married there on Friday night the weekend of the retreat, so I will already be in town, too! Blessings, Tasha

    • Tasha, nice to meet you too! I am so glad you enjoyed my post. It really is a relief. That would be so cool to meet you in Nashville this summer. Blessings to you too!

  2. How fun for you that you get to meet new friends this summer! I love how God can use the Internet to connect people who need each other in crazy ways that exactly fill a need.

  3. It's so true that God meets us right where we are in life. We are getting ready to do our 14th move in 12 years of marriage. Every time I get nervous about meeting new people at the next place. Every time I start to worry about how living somewhere new will be for our family. And every time God brings the right people in our lives at each new place. Thank you for this reminder as I pack up boxes this week. It was needed BIG TIME! Blessings, Carrie

    • Carrie, prayers as you move again. Yes indeed God does and will bring those right people into your lives at the right time and place. I am so glad my post was a good reminder for you. Blessings to you too!

  4. Love your words here and love that God shows up for us, over and over again! It blessed me to see your spontaneous prayer for KA last night too. It's an incredible thing when the Holy Spirit prompts us to unite that way – even more beautiful when we obey. It's been great getting to know you Tara – hugs, friend!

    • Thanks Tiffany! I am so glad my prayer for KA blessed you too. I just felt the call to pray right then and there. It really is incredible how the Holy Spirit works. It has been great getting to know you too. Hugs back at ya!

  5. Love the reminder that God meets us where we are right now. He doesn't expect a performance from us before He notices. He's always with us and I'm so thankful for that. This is also true in my life: "Lately I have noticed how God often meets me through amazing people. Lately I have also noticed God often shows up in my words…in written poetry, in sharing my story, and even in blog posts." Have a blessed weekend and thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂

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