The simple things we stumble upon can be the very tools God uses to deliver a message to us. I find myself paying more attention to my daily encounters, and thinking…”Lord, what are you revealing to me in this situation?” Something as simple as stumbling upon an item that I was searching for in the past and couldn’t find, could be a message to me about God’s perfect timing. God speaks to us in so many ways. What’s tricky is that the devil speaks to us as well. We have to spend time with God praying and reading the bible so we can better discern Gods voice.
I wrote the above paragraph a few months ago but never completed the blog so I did not post it. Today as I was communicating with a coworker and I noticed that the last time I sent a text to him was when I was telling him to check out my blog. I did not know that I would be writing this blog today. To continue this blog at this time, in this way is precisely what I began to speak about before I left off. This was unintended, but the timing must be right. It wasn’t an accident that I glanced at that last text, and God reminded me that I fell off course.
I know I haven’t written anything for a while. I have gone through some trials the past couple of months with struggles at my church, my company going on strike, trying to relocate…etc. I am back to work now and everything else I am leaving in God’s hands. I will be honest with you, I am in a peculiar place. I have been through so many emotions, I don’t even know how to feel. I am trusting God. I have been fighting in so many ways, and although it was and is necessary to not give up the fight, I need to realize that God is fighting for me. I need to remember that God is with me and He has a great plan for me, even if I haven’t completely discovered it yet.
I will take all of my encounters and count is all joy because God said in His word, “2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” (James 1:2-5).
I am the woman God intended me to be. This journey is part of reaching my destination so I will not take it for granted or discredit it. Although in my eyes, I see situations by definition, unintended, I know in God’s plan they are intentional. This is why the bible lets us know that All things work together for good. We need to look at all unintended blessings, encounters, ups and downs, and discover how it is a part of God’s intention for us.
Psalm 139:13-16 (NIV)
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.