I have been incredibly blessed. So, so incredibly blessed.
And upon reflection of all my blessings, it’s a miracle to see how small instances, even mistakes have woven together a beautiful web and brought me to the present. For example, just the off-chance of meeting one of my now closest friends, a blessing in and of itself, has also led me to a great job opportunity, and maybe even so educational opportunity.
When I think back on this, I remember praying long ago for wisdom and this image I have had in my head for years about what I want to be doing. No, the details are not ironed out. But indeed
, I can now see how God has led my life to this instant right now and to the clear (still rocky) path ahead.It just goes to show that where we are now is exactly and incredibly where we are supposed to be. You belong in this moment. So, take ownership of it. I am so clearly reminded of a passage in Romans:
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose” Romans 8:28
What’s more incredible, is that all those years ago I would not have thought that making a friendship, or sitting in on a lecture could shape the way my life panned out for the rest of my years. It just makes so much sense. We are His.
“But now, this is what the Lord says…Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.” Isaiah 43:1
And so, I would like to thank God, for His faithfulness to us, His people. I also want to take the time to reflect on each of my friendships; each person I have met and appreciate the pure divine influence of that meeting, that instance, that hug.
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, cloth yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” Colossians 3:12-14
Here is to the future. May we all take the time to be a little more appreciative of every experience, every encounter, and every person we meet.