I spoke with a stranger in the bus today. Actually, I’ve been meaning to speak with her for a while.
No, I’m not a stalker; but I had entered the same bus from Lekki Gate with this lady 3 times last week and she had preached those 3 times.
If you’ve followed the blog or my Instagram notes for a while; you’ll know that I am passionate about bus evangelism; so I definitely wanted to know more about this lady.
It’s funny how Kunmi, a lady I admire for her love for Christ spoke about stepping out and making new friends today; because I normally will have never tapped her to ask questions. I was almost at my bus-stop when I tapped her and shared how I had entered the same bus with her last week.
I almost did not speak, but I’m glad I did. Funny enough, Holy Spirit told me to go ahead, that she was my sister in Christ even though I had never spoken with her before. Our Spirits were not strangers because we serve the same Father.
She was kind. When I asked if she preaches in every single bus, she shared that she preaches in most buses, but not all. I asked if the few times were because of fear; she thought a bit about it and said ‘No’, it wasn’t fear. Sometimes, she steps out of the house and feels guilt because she didn’t spend enough time with God that morning or didn’t even pray.
Those times, the enemy then tries to use that against her but the Holy Spirit encourages her to still go ahead, regardless of what happened in the morning.
We kept talking until I got to my bus-stop and had to alight. I should have started that conversation earlier.
It made me think of how this walk with God is so different for each person; and yet so similar.
I feel guilty about things too and sometimes allow that guilt stop me from obeying God. I haven’t shared notes on Social Media because of silly reasons and I know now that that can’t continue.
How is it that we serve a God so big and yet so small that He lives in us and directs our paths so we can become more like Him.
Anyway, I spoke with a lady in the bus today, she’s not really a stranger any more.
I hope to see again so we can finish our conversation.
But you should keep a clear mind in every situation. Don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry God has given you.
2 Timothy 4:5
Over to you
Have you ever spoken to someone in a bus before? Did you ever feel compelled to start a conversation with a total stranger?
How was your experience? What did you learn from it?
Love and light,