As I mentioned a few day ago when I left school I wanted to work in the Church sharing faith. There was however no place to do this as a young eighteen year old and certainly not as a fulltime job.
I was so frustrated by this but God had other plans. God had me in His school of preparation. I just didn’t realise it because I was looking at me and my circumstances and what I wanted and was not able to look at my life from God’s perspective.
It was not until I was 30 years old that I started actually working for the Church. In those years between 18 and 30 years of age I worked in various jobs out in the world, doing different types of training and gaining many experiences. What I didn’t realise was that in those years God was at work according to a timetable and plan that was simply divine. He was preparing me but I didn’t know.
God is not just interested in our academic training or even our skill development. God is more interested in our heart transformation and us becoming open to being led by Him in how we should live our lives.
What I have come to realise is that God’s delay does not mean God’s denial. God prepares us in so many different ways than we can possibly understand or comprehend. His thoughts and ways are so above ours but he constantly draws us closer to Himself through the experiences and circumstances of our lives.
When I look back over my life I can see God’s hand preparing me over the years for what I need to do right now.
ACTION: As you look back over your life what things took longer than you wanted or expected but turned out well?
GOSPEL READING: Matthew 18: 21-35
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