So this week I had (what my husband tells me) is a KAIROS moment. As defined by Wikipedia, kairos is “an ancient Greek word meaning the right or opportune moment.” It is a moment when you have to make a decision to do what God wants or what you want. And these decision can change the trajectory of your life.
My kairos moment came when I overbooked myself. AGAIN. I have a problem doing this sometimes. Now if the decision is grocery shopping and coffee with a friend, it’s no big deal. But this overbooking was a big deal, at least to me. I had committed to running in a 5k Biggest Loser Walk/Run Challenge with a group of friends. And I had also registered for myself and my Girly-girl to go to the Pure in Heart Conference. Come to find out, they are both happening at the same time.
Now I realize that probably 90% of you are thinking, duh, the conference. But to me, it wasn’t so easy. I have been on this journey toward a healthier ME and doing this 5k is something I have been looking forward to for months. Also, it was going to be a chance to get away with a few friends for a weekend of fun.
But this conference is a chance to show my foster daughter that Jesus loves her and what God has planned for her heart. This is a huge opportunity for us to get away, with a few other moms from our church, and spend time together.
So again, the answer should have been obvious to me. (It was to my husband.) But I struggled with it for several days. I wish I hadn’t but my selfish heart and my Jesus girl heart were competing with each other.
I am thankful to say I made the choice to follow God and go to the conference. And God has already blessed this decision in several ways!!
I guess the lesson I learned and wanted to share is even though being obedient can sometimes be a struggle, I know God will bless this decision. I can’t wait to see where God changes the trajectory of my relationship with my girl! And I am praying that it will give me more momentum and confidence to making even greater changes for God in the future.