When God Does the Unlikely
I’m always encouraged when we talk about how God so often performs the unlikely in our lives. That which through our own efforts probably would never happen. And that concept is straight from Scripture; listen to these words from Isaiah 55:8,9 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Thank goodness! God knows what He’s doing…I rarely do!
Here’s an example from my own life. I graduated from college with a degree in English Education; I always wanted to teach school, and I did for 13 years. But after that long tenure, I felt restless and wanted to move on to something else, something different. But I didn’t know what it was. After much prayer and counsel, I quit my job and felt like I was being led to work alongside my husband in his job. Well, that didn’t go very well for very long. I loved serving him, but I didn’t like him being my boss. I know that probably doesn’t make sense. But it just wasn’t a good fit over the long haul. So I quit that job.
Well, I loved watching Christian television, and my daughter suggested that I pursue getting a job at Good Life 45 cooking meals. She said, “Mom, you love family meal times together, and you could do something like that on TV.” Now remember, I wasn’t trained to be on TV; I didn’t have a degree in broadcast journalism, but I felt like I just might be able to help people cook simple meals and eat together. That was a core value in my life, so I pursued it, and shockingly, I got the job…and the rest is, as they say, history.
Being on television, hosting and planning my own show, well, that was unlikely…but it was also in God’s plan for my life. And God is in the business of doing the unlikely. His plans are so much better than mine. His thoughts and ways are higher than mine. But when we submit to Him and step out in faith, who knows what will happen. The unlikely can become likely…with God.