Isn’t it funny when you know your faith is strong and you still get surprised when God shows up? You can be at a tipping point and know that you’re pissed that God isn’t showing himself in your life. You may start to fall down into a spiraling rabbit hole, only to look up and be lifted up again before completely letting go.
That is God. He is miraculous is so many ways. That little voice telling you “Do not listen to that advice” when you’ve already gained wisdom from previous mistakes. Seeing signs that only God could show you in your walk/journey. That little acknowledgment of heeding our God-given wisdom then turns into a blessing, even when we are not looking for one.
It usually isn’t until after the blessing shows up that you realize….”Hey, I knew that was wrong, stayed away from it, clearly stated that will NOT be my choice in life because I know God would be disappointed in it, and now this great thing appeared”. Coincidence? I think not!
I’ve never believed in coincidences and from time to time people try to argue against me. Here’s my point of view: If people who believe they can make life occur on their own free will and energy, without the help or guidance from something greater than them…then couldn’t someone more mastered or skilled in life alter their choice as well (whether it be out of envy, jealousy, or pure evil intentions)? After all, if we have so much power to control our lives, then we could attempt to control others as well. On that same level of thinking….I believe God has the best intentions for us ALL and with his guidance I can bypass or avoid unnecessary evils that do not bring me to the blessings he has (because he is bigger and more masterful in all his ways than anyone on this planet). Therefore, he doesn’t do things out of coincidence (or malice, like people could, whether intentional or not). He has a master plan. If you are off the path of his plan (because of your free will), then instead of seeing a coincidence….maybe you should see a sign (like “Caution Ahead, Stop, or Slow Down” to see why it caught your attention in the first place). Then remember how amazing God is, even when we forget, he will remind us when we stop to listen.
To know God is not just knowing or believing he exists. To truly know him takes effort, like you would give any relationship. Learn about him. Grow with him. Read about him. Give him time, energy, and watch him give it back to you. Never stop being surprised with the great gifts that you don’t expect, but do, just because he loves you back!
If you need help finding God or a place to start your journey…reach out and I would be happy to find the proper resources in your area.