Sunday, September 14, 2008

Coincidence, NOT!

I do not believe in coincidence. I've heard it said that "Coincidence happens when God wants to remain anonymous".... well.... His cover has been blown in my eyes!

When I start to notice coincidental events occurring in my life, I pause. I become very still and I listen. More shall be revealed.

When these events come repeatedly, they become a confirmation. Confirmation of a question I've asked of Him, or of an obedience that He's requested of me. Then, I REALLY pause - and pray for willingness. I begin to suspect He is at work in my life. (Again)

When the confirmations continue to come, I am stopped dead in my tracks, praying for courage. I know He is working in my life and wants my cooperation. Most times, it seems it would be easier to run the opposite direction. Many times, that seems like the wiser choice as well. But, I have been shown, time and time again, that with willingness and courage, I am able to walk the path He is setting before me (even if I don't know where we're going). If I follow His path, peace, joy and healing are sure to follow.

Is it coincidence that I am planning a personal retreat this week and suddenly, my week is free of after-school childcare responsibilities? I don't think so.... More shall be revealed.

Is it coincidence that I recently received an email from a woman I've never met (we've happened to read each others' blogs). "Coincidentally", our life stories are surprisingly similar. Coincidence? I don't think so.... More shall be revealed.

So,here I stand, dead in my tracks, praying for willingness and courage. I will, in faith walk forward. More shall be revealed.

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