2-Minute Multiplier: Possible
While laying in bed last night in my hotel room, the tv began playing in stereo. Like it had developed a voice-throwing skill previously unexplored and wanted to try it out.
I first thought someone with a hearing problem in the room next door was watching the same show I was. Confusing and kind of scary all at once.
I turned the tv off. Then back on. Same result.
Turns out my hotel room has a speaker in the bathroom. (Fancy hotel rooms with bathroom music features come cheap in a pandemic.)
I had discovered the knob on the bathroom wall earlier that day. I did what any curious boy would do: I twirled it around to see what it did. Which was apparently nothing when the tv was off.
Turn it on, however…
One of my life-defining moments happened when an agnostic friend encouraged me to follow God’s leading.
I was feeling like I was in the wrong career path. That God wanted me to be a pastor.
“If I thought God was calling me to do that, I’d do that,” my questioning friend said.
“How can you say that,” I asked. “You aren’t even sure there is a god.”
I went on to become a pastor. My friend went on to become a devout leader in the Anglican Church.
Godly counsel coming from a doubtful roommate might seem as likely as a tv throwing its voice into a bathroom down the hall. But that doesn’t make it impossible.
Consider the message before discounting the source.
If it directs you to Jesus…to consider Jesus…to seek out Jesus…well, chances are Jesus just might be using your friend as His speaker. Whether he knows it or not.