Doh! I really blew an opportunity. It happened as I was going into Wal-Mart and I passed a man in the lobby who was waiting for his wife to come out. He made a comment to me so I stopped for the conversation. He began with how the heat was bothering him, but the conversation rapidly turned into a review of his medical problems. His problems were personal, serious, and he was sharing them with a stranger.
Why the Homerism? I realized hours later God had put an opportunity in front of me to serve Him, but I let my day, my needs, and my moment overshadow what God wanted. What I missed was the opportunity to intercede for someone who needed prayer.
Often we miss these simple opportunities to serve God because we are wrapped up in ourselves. Paul wrote “Be prepared in season and out of season…” (2 Tim 4:2). I wasn’t prepared and now the moment is gone like a vapor never to rise again, and I missed it.