"Coincidences are miracles in which God chooses to remain anonymous." (AA 12 Steps Slogan)
My very good friend has a degree in children education and she has a personal passion for working among children. She works in a good reputable cancer care major institution in an administrative position. Though she loves the place, she shared with me several times how she wishes to get involved in a ministry that involves children in which she can combine her educational background, her work expertise and her passion together. She explored many ways to achieve this but no door seems to open. We encouraged each other several times sharing our visions and heart desires for our lives.
She wrote me an e-mail the other week sharing how she went to this work function and as she was mingling and making conversations as her wonderful lovely self she bumped into this lady and they developed a connection over the conversation, she casually shared about her background and her passion and then realized she had to leave as she was excusing herself the lady told her that she worked at the Pediatric ward and might be interested to see how my friend could get involved, my friend was as always pleased with that and was exchanging contact details in a hurry, as she had no pen and paper to get the lady's info she took a picture of her badge. As my friend sat in her car driving back she looked into the information details to record them in her phone and she realized she had actually talked to the Director of the Pediatric Division.
How about that!! She stopped her car with an urge to pray and give thanks to God and as she lifted her eyes to the sky she saw that she was standing next to a big billboard sign that said "God Listens!"
Recently, I have been seeing signs on my own road. A conversation I had with a friend revealed to me that not going to that trip I was longing for last week was actually a big blessing because I needed to learn more on the people I was meeting. Haven't I seen the other sides of the picture might have had a significant affect on my enjoyment of the trip.
I also came to learn that though I had made no personal plans or expectation on how to spend my vacation a dear friend of mine was putting together good plans to introduce me to people I might enjoy and places I might be interested to see.
An e-mail from a one time acquaintance I have made contact with four years ago in my career search, showed me that I am remembered. When approached by people looking for professionals to take part in their new project he remembered me and found my CV and forwarded it to them. Not knowing where I am today in my life, and if I was even looking or would be interested to change jobs.
I expressed my gratitude to this nice person and told him that indeed I am reaching the end of my contract in the Gulf and moving back home and I am looking and interested to find a suitable career opportunity.
Then before I could recover from this pleasant "coincident" I got another e-mail from another friend sharing on some other foundation working in the same area of interest that I am passionate about.
Though, I am still to make that trip, meet all sorts of people, visit places or just sit peacefully reading a book or watching a movie, and knowing that I might or might not be contacted for that career opportunity I find amazing. I find myself filled with Awe! staring mentally at the same highway sign as my friend reading "God Listens!".
Today, I learn to interpret those signs to read a kind message from my Higher Power telling me "Dear Child, I do not need your help today, thanks--God" (12 Steps Slogan)
Today, I learn to let go of my need to be worried, anxious, upset and hurried. Today, I choose to trust my Higher Power to be my utmost Advocate.
Today, I learn that my Higher Power does not need my help to take care of me and bring me the the future I hope for. (Jeremiah 29:11)