I randomly ran to the grocery store Sunday afternoon just to pick up a few things.
It wasn’t even the grocery store where I normally do most of my shopping. Nor was it the time I normally shop.
But naturally, I would run into the very person I had been trying to avoid seeing all week..
Happenstance or fate?
Coincidence or Godincidence?
You be the judge.
As much as I’d like to say it was just happenstance, the fact that I had some unfinished business with this individual, probably tells me differently.
God tells us He has plans for our lives. But we do have free will. And with that free will comes consequences. Sometimes God ever so patiently steps back and let’s us eventually get it on our own. Other times He has to let us fall flat on our face before we get it. And sometimes He puts something so good in front of us it is undeniably a Godincidence. We see His presence all in it, over it, around it, through it, and every other preposition a squirrel can do to a tree. 🙂
I pray that each of us would spend a little more time shopping in the spiritual aisle than the produce aisle. Prayer and reading our bibles will produce way more of a bountiful harvest for us than reading the weekly grocery store ad will ever do.
If God is leading you in a direction that you for some reason are avoiding following or feel unsure of, I encourage you to hit your knees in prayer and ask Him to show you clearly the path He has in mind for you. Sometimes we confuse our own way for God’s way. Keep praying fervently and do not act until you feel you have a God given direction.
And I would advise you not to avoid the inevitable. God has a way of using divine intervention when necessary. He’s still in the business. Always has been. Always will be. It’s no happenstance where God is concerned.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
Love and laughter,