I have always been told that if I think something, I might as well say it because God hears it anyway. Well yesterday, something happened to me that proved this to be true.
One day earlier this week, my mind was wandering. It tends to do that a lot these days. It bounces from one random thought to another and for no apparent reason. I can’t focus on anything long enough to finish a simple task. For instance, I may start folding clothes, get side-tracked, and not finish the job for days. When you find yourself living alone after 53 years of living with other people, there are just some things that are not important. Who cares if the clothes are folded or not? But there also a lot of things that I have just never had to do before, I am blessed and I have always had someone to take care of me.
So anyway, back to the task at hand. See, I’m already wandering off task again. My mind was wandering and all of sudden this thought came to me: Who is gonna tell me when I need to buy new tires for my car? Now where did that thought come from? Buying new tires is just not something I think about. Mike would always tell me when I needed to put new tires on my car. If I am not having flats, I see no need and I really don’t enjoy spending money on tires. So I thought, well I could ask one of my brothers, Reagan or Pookey. They would be glad to help me. Or, I could ask Ed, or I could probably even go to Buddy Brandon’s and ask him. And that was that. I didn’t give new tires another thought.
And here comes the funny part. Yesterday, I was in Shreveport with my sister, Cindy, and Mrs. Teresa. We were walking towards my car and out of the blue, Cindy says, “Nancy, you are fixing to need to replace your tires.” I stopped dead in my tracks. I said, “How do you know I need new tires?” Cindy replied, “I drove a bus for 30 years, I had to keep a watch on things like that.”
Now, you may call this a coincidence, but I prefer to believe that God was trying to show me that He knows what I need and he is taking care of me before I even think to ask him. I believe that he heard my thought and he wanted me to understand that I don’t need to waste time worrying over simple everyday tasks. He has everything under control.