"Each time he said, 'My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.' So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me." - 2 Corinthians 12:
My mom had complications when she was pregnant with me.
One day, she started having excruciating abdominal pain and was rushed to the hospital. Mommy previously had several miscarriages and was afraid that she was going to lose me.
She was seven months pregnant with low amniotic fluid and a tumor in her uterus. So the hospital transferred her to a medical center that could accommodate her just in case they had to deliver me early.
My mom has always been a strong woman of faith, so she prayed for healing and believed God would answer her prayer.
At the medical center, a radiologist named Molly took my mom to get an internal ultrasound to see what was going on. While Molly was scanning my mom, they started chatting about God and Molly's ministry in the Bronx.
"You're not here for what you think you're here for,” Molly explained. “You're here because God wants you here. He has something for you to do and he needs you to rest.”
They continued chatting, and my mom was very encouraged and comforted by her words.
After the ultrasound, my mom went back to her room, only to find out she was being discharged. The ultrasound didn't show any problems, and her amniotic fluid was miraculously normal.
When my dad came to pick my mom up, she told him about Molly and their conversation. My mom wanted daddy to meet her, so they went to the radiology department.
"I'm looking for Molly," mommy said.
"There's no one who works here by that name."
What? My mom was puzzled and described what Molly looked like in full detail to the workers in the department.
"There is no one with that description who works here."
Could Molly have been an angel sent by God to encourage her? To this day, my mom believes she was.
A few weeks after the situation at the hospital, my mom gave birth to me, a premature baby who was born with a purpose. And guess what?
So were you!
Out of over 200 million sperm, only one won the marathon race to create you. You were born with a purpose, and by faith, you will fulfill it.
Faith is God's gift to us.
I love the story about the crippled beggar in Acts 3:3-11. Every day, the man was put next to the temple gate so he could beg for money.
One day, as Peter and John were entering the temple, the man did his usual begging. Peter told him that he didn't have any money for him, but he would give him what he did have.
He then told the man to get up and walk in the name of Jesus, and he took him by the hand to help him. The man was instantly healed and able to walk, jump, and even leap.
Peter had faith that the man would be healed (in the name of Jesus!), and he was.
"Each time he said, 'My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.' So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me." - 2 Corinthians 12:9
God is the only One who can make the impossible possible and the only One who can make crooked paths straight.
When things don’t go the way you planned (and even when they do), keep trusting in God. Faith in God is the key to success.
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