There are times when what appears to be a chance meeting is actually an
appointment with destiny. Forty-six years ago as a twenty year-old college
student, I walked across a college campus and saw my wife, Jan, for the first
time. In that moment a divine connection took place that was the beginning of a relationship that
has increased in passion and intensity over the years. For some
wonderfully crazy reason, I was able to see Jan and she could see me, not just
with natural sight, but at a deeper level neither of us could fully understand
at the moment.
Some of you feel like you have missed the most important
life-connections. You have carried a sorrow over these misses. As the sorrow
deepened you forgot that relationships, career opportunities and appointments
with destiny are not limited to a one-time encounter when God is involved. The
problem with unresolved sorrow is its blinding effect. Sorrow can cause us to
keep our heads down and walk right by a person or opportunity and miss a vital
There are some who are reading these words who carry a
sorrow that lies to you telling you that you walked by the one you should have
noticed and an opportunity for love is gone. Or, you missed your best job
opportunity and your future chance for meaningful employment is lost. Or, you sinned
to such a degree you completely fouled up God’s plan for the rest of your life.
You have carried a sorrow over these missed opportunities and now feel you have
missed your best chance, forever. Do you really believe God is only able to
produce one opportunity?
Here is your assignment. Confess your sin of disbelief in
God’s ability to help you make a connection. Today, walk out the
door of your home and expect to be noticed. Don’t do this in some shallow way
where the connection depends on your ability to troll your wares before hungry people
or circumstances to somehow gain their attention. Do it with an innocent trust
in God’s ability to accomplish what you had considered impossible. Do it with
the knowledge that because God created you in His image that you carry a unique
expression of beauty the right person or right opportunity is about to
notice. Start smiling and living in hope
again. I am excited in advance for what is about to transpire in your life!