Yesterday I had an opportunity to help someone that seemed to be at first just doing my job. I work as a cashier at our small Walmart. This elderly lady came through the line and purchased a lot of merchandise filling about 10 bags. Another associate was free at the time and she offered to get another cart. I kindly told the elderly lady I would help her get her things to her vehicle. When I had checked and bagged all the customer's items there were only three bags in the customer's original cart. My associate said, "Oh, we could transfer these bags into this cart and you'll have just one cart." I still felt I should help the customer with the cart even though she only had one cart now. It didn't feel right to back out and I had a tugging in my heart.
I put on a bright-colored vest and said to the elderly lady, "Lead the way." I followed after the lady while pushing her surprisingly light cart. As I unloaded her merchandise into the backseat of her truck she thanked me several times for helping her. She revealed she had trouble with her arms and already had a shoulder replacement. It was then the Holy Spirit revealed to me this was why I was to carry out this lady's items.
The elderly lady asked me my name before she bid me good-day and closed her driver-side door with a smile. I couldn't help but smile back. That was a divine appointment I didn't miss, and I gained a friend. ;)