God's plan for your life is multidimensional. Thousands of small events, shifts, and changes of plans lead you to the exact right spot, at the exact right moment for you to do what you were made to do. I grew up all around the world, and it took some pretty big roadblocks to divert me to Franciscan University where I met Alison. The rest is history. Had Benedict not come along two years ago, I'd probably still be at the non-profit, working a job that I didn't absolutely love, and held back from realizing my true potential. Yet, all of these small blessings, though some were challenging to accept at the time, have brought me here, where I belong.
Although it's usually unclear at the time, blessings are always nudging you in the right direction. They may cause our life to be uncomfortable for a time, but only because the place where we were was holding us back in some way. The truth is, most days, we don't know where we're going. I don't know where I'll be in 10 years, but I have an idea. So, I make my best guess, while at the same time, realizing that a greater plan is at play. I've always found it to be true that my best guess is enough to get things moving, and God will make corrections as necessary.
There are endless roads, options, and opportunities in our free society. That adds an element of difficulty, though a most welcome one, to our life's journey. It underscores the importance of continuing to pray for grace and guidance, as well as the role that openness plays in this journey. The more we're open to God at work in our life, the more amazing our life will be.
It's fun to look back from time to time to see how various events have brought you to the place where you are today. Everything makes sense in hindsight when you have the benefit of clarity. It's an important moment to acknowledge God's power and grand design, and to recommit yourself to cooperating in the plan.
Small blessings guide us to grand destinations. Through prayer, diligence, and fidelity to God's will, we, too, can be like Abraham and enjoy the fruits of serving God well.