Right Person, Right Place- Destiny Moments

‘I Knew Little. He Knew Everything’ – 16 Year-old Me

When I left I high school at 16 years old, I was clueless. I knew what I didn’t want to do, but I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I was never the child who had a dream of being any one thing in particular. I don’t even remember thinking a lot about my future. I just lived ‘in the moment’. I was big on ‘squeezing out’ the joy – getting the very last drop of every minute. Some of us have children and loved ones like that. Don’t they drive us crazy sometimes? I totally enjoyed my teen years.

Summer camp was always fun for me as a teenager. This year though – something was stealing my joy. My pastor noticed and asked what my plans were after camp. I told him I wasn’t sure. This was the last week in August and we were having summer camp at a college for teachers. He suggested that I tried teaching. I asked why. Why would I want to teach? This was never on my ‘vision board’. Furthermore, it was the last week in August. I hadn’t applied to college. Classes would begin in about 2 or 3 weeks. Who applies for college at the end of August?

My pastor came back to me later in the afternoon that same day. He informed that I had an appointment with the president of the college the Monday after camp. Camp ended on Saturday. I was a bit taken a back. He had gone to the president’s office [ she happened to be on campus that day] and spoken with her about me. Who does that? Long story short- I met with the college president and got accepted. Then I filled out an application😊! I started college in September. I have never regretted one minute being an educator. It’s like breathing – it’s comes effortlessly to me. I was born for this.

Why did I share this story? Some of us are very worried about our tomorrows and that of our children. Be reminded – God writes the story! He knows the twists and turns in the script. The pen is not ours to control. The enemy makes numerous attempts to frustrate the Master’s plan, but he cannot. However, our choices can sometimes cause delays. Other times, there’s a God designed ‘wait’. I heard this recently: ‘God delays until our development and our destiny connects. He has to work on both’.

Here are some take-aways:

  • The right people and the right moments are already lined up for you and your children.
  • God is not experimenting with your children’s lives. He knows exactly what He is doing.
  • When you don’t understand His plan, trust His heart. His intentions are always good.
  • Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but it takes you no where.
  • God calls you who you are before you become it. He sees the ‘king’ in the ‘shepherd boy’.
  • Be on the look out for your ‘destiny moments’.

***Thanks for reading. Hope you were challenged to worry less. Encourage a weary soul with your ‘destiny moments’ story. We call them testimonies.

Published by Restored Heart

An educator, author, a mom, friend, and a girl who loves that Her heavenly Father loves doing life with her. Passionate about introducing others to the Christ who heals hearts among other things....

8 thoughts on “Right Person, Right Place- Destiny Moments

    1. This is so timely, my son went off to join the Navy, he stayed there for 4 weeks. I came home home this evening and he was home, I have prayed and cried for him so many times. Tonight he is in his own bed. I just told him that God has his life in his hands, he is in total control of all things. What else can we do but trust him.

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