There's a Greater Purpose.


"In his defense Jesus said to them, 'My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.'" - John 5:17


I used to believe in coincidences, but now I know that God is always behind-the-scenes divinely arranging circumstances. There's always a greater purpose.

About 5 years ago, a few of my friends and I decided to take a road trip from New York City to Kentucky for a convention. Only 3 out of the 5 of us in the car were drivers, so we decided that we would each take a 4-hour driving shift.

When it was time for my shift, we were 4 hours outside of Louisville. I was a little sleepy when we stopped for gas, so my friend who just finished his shift generously offered to drive the rest of the way there.

We hit a snowstorm as we approached Louisville, and the highway was slippery. Out of nowhere, our car started to spin in the middle of the highway.

I felt like I was in a movie and everything was going in slow motion. Our car turned 180 degrees and was facing the cars headed straight at us. I tried to brace myself for the impact of a head-on collision.

I heard one of my friend's scream, “JESUS!” And we spun again. My friend who was driving maneuvered the car, so we landed on the right shoulder of the highway.

It was a busy highway, and not one car hit us. God miraculously spared our lives that day.

My friend who was driving was so shaken that he got out of the car and started pacing back and forth along the highway. The rest of us were quietly thanking God for His protection.

We could've gotten into an accident. Or worse, died.

At the time of the road trip, I hadn't driven in a few years. Had I been behind the wheel when the car started to spin, my first reaction would've been to stomp on the brakes.

My friend knew better. God divinely arranged our circumstance to have him be behind the wheel during the snowstorm. What an experience.

Hindsight is 20/20. We don't always see the bigger picture until we look backward. But God is always at work arranging things for our benefit.

Over the last month, my circumstances have drastically changed, and I’ve been praying and asking God where I should go from here. I used to feel like a balloon tied to a string — ready to fly but held back. Now I’m beginning to realize that I'm exactly where I need to be.

"In his defense Jesus said to them, 'My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.'" - John 5:17

We were made to soar, but sometimes we must wait for the right timing to do what we were created to do. Even though we can't always see it, God is making provisions for us.

He's placing the right people in our lives. He's protecting us from unnecessary drama and heartbreak. And He's strengthening our faith. God is always at work!

In 1 Samuel 9, Saul, son of Kish, was sent by his father to find their lost donkeys. Being obedient, Saul took his servant and went to look for them.

What Saul didn't know was that God had a plan for his life and was using the lost donkeys to eventually anoint him as king over Israel. There was a bigger picture that he couldn't see, yet.

I love how God operates in "yet." You may not always understand what He is doing, but there's always a bigger picture that you might not see, yet. There's always a greater purpose that you might not know, yet.

God is faithful, and in His timing, He will reveal His purpose. His timing is the best timing!

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- Mags