As you may know, Amanda and I are in El Salvador right now. While here, we do not have internet access. Fortunately for those keeping up with your readings, WordPress has a nifty feature that lets me write a post that will be published at a predetermined time (pro-tip: almost all of the posts that I write are actually written a week ahead of time, which gives me time to think about what I am writing, or at least that’s the idea, and also makes sure that I don’t forget to post if I am busy on a Thursday or something).
While I was writing this and being conscious of the fact that I will not be here to see it launch,but had to plan ahead even more so than I usually do, I was acutely aware of God’s plan for our lives. It is interesting how he plans things the way that He does. I have heard countless stories of how little, seemingly random instances have lead a person to be prepared for what God has in store for them in the future.
Amanda is one of those cases. She was not someone who thought she would want to work with kids, but through random occurrences, ended up being prepared to work with kids and now she is preparing to work with them as a career (there is more to this story, but I will let her tell it).
I am another one of those cases, though I often forget it. Even as we are going on this trip to El Salvador, I feel prepared because of my experiences in other missions fields. More on my story in another post too, I suppose.
You are another one of those cases. Be encouraged because God is preparing you and that is exciting news. He has a plan for you (Jeremiah 29:11) and he is working all things for good (Romans 8:28). You may not recognise it now but maybe in 20, 30, 90 years. Or maybe never. Regardless, God is still working all things for the good of those who love him. I believe that when the bible says all, he means all, and that is one of the greatest encouragements that we can get!