I’m a busy, tired, weary Walmart shopper. 🛒 The Mom whose kids are being rambunctious.🤯 The lady trying to stick to her shopping list and resist buying that candy bar, 🍫or another $5 DVD, 🔖or maybe just a small toy to keep these wild kiddos cool til I can get back out to the car. 🚘
The one whose frustrated standing in the forever long checkout line—-because ya know, Walmart can’t open more than 2 lanes at a time (it’s policy😉)—😂. That me! 🙋
I shouldn’t look frustrated by all that, but I do. I’m human! I’m a Mom!👩👦👦 I’m tired!😴I’m stressed! 😩 I face these same problems that every other Mom faces.
You know—you face them too! 👉 On some days, you’d probably give the Easter Bunny 🐰 a back massage if he could get your kids to behave long enough for you to get the bags in the car and get home.🏡
It was while I was this ⬆️⬆️⬆️ woman in Walmart the other day that the thought occurred to me:
How do these people do this everyday without Jesus❓
Can they tell by looking at me that I have Jesus in my heart 💜❓
Am I showing that I have the joy and peace that all these people are searching for❓
I’m afraid I’m failing greatly at that! See, I’m not judging Walmart shoppers—I am one, after all. 😉 (And this goes for any store, place, park, etc…. Just that it so happens I was @ Wally world🤷 when this thought occurred) But, it’s pretty evident that the majority of our current population-➡️yes, here in the “Bible Belt”📕⬅️- aren’t believers. 90% of the people I was shopping with looked like walking bodies with only hurt and longing inside. I probably looked just like them though🤦. And that’s what bothers me!
See, I am in some ways just like all these people! BUT….I’m also different! I face the same troubles and daily woes, BUT I have the Almighty in my corner! I have a Best Friend who loves me so much He DIED for me!😮
He did it for ➡️ me!⬅️
So, when I think about how messy my life looks, I wonder why in the world would He have died for ME❓ He knew I would fail Him. He knew I’d be the crazy chicken lady in muddy boots pushing a buggy full of boys through the feminine products aisle in Walmart……and YET—-He loved me anyway!
Why am I telling you this❓ Because I want you to know that you are NOT alone! Jesus died for you too!✝️😍 Even if you’re a hot mess Mom who doesn’t feel like trudging through the rain☔ to Walmart with three munchkins in tow, Jesus will go with you too! And even though I do a horrible job of showing that it’s a WHOLE LOT BETTER to go through it WITH Him, it really is!!!!🙌 I couldn’t imagine having to face life without Him.
His love isn’t based on our merit. It doesn’t matter how “good” or “bad” you are- (or how well your kids behave in Walmart) He died for you already and we ALL will have to accept or deny Him. Why not go ahead and meet Him now ❓ That way He can help you through this wild life!
Life isn’t easy! You know that! I know that! Even our kids know that!😵 (Since theyre throwing a tantrum right now because we wouldn’t let them lick the toilet paper holder🤢). Let the Lord into your life.
Let’s put it this way, since we’re all Walmart shoppers: If Walmart was giving away free stuff👀- you’d be wrestling them babies through a blizzard 💫to make it down to aisle 5 to get all you could get your hands on!
Jesus is doing just that! His blood is FREE! Salvation is FREE!💟 AND——– You don’t have to wrestle toddlers through a hailstorm wearing mismatched flip-flops to claim it!🤭 Just repent and accept Him. That’s all He’s waiting for.
Christians: I know life’s tough-but let’s stop acting like it. Let’s start living like light of the world that He called us to be. Wipe those frowns off your frustrations 🙁 and slap a smile on your salvation😃! “This is the day the Lord hath made….”