Monday, August 19, 2013

It's Not An Accident

I was at work the other day when a friend I work with made a simple comment:  I don't think it's an accident that you are working here.
Here is a bit of the background story on this. I grew up in a very small town/community and I moved to a small town in Kansas. I discovered since moving here that a lady I knew back home, who used to babysit me, lives in small town Kansas too! It's such a small world, out of all the towns in the U.S. how did we both end up here? Well to make is better, we are now co-workers and see each other on a daily basis after fifteen years of not seeing each other. 
It's so funny how "weird" things happen and we were discussing the slim possibility of us ending up in the same place hundreds of miles from where we both grew up. 
It's not an accident that I am here in this town. I often question my decisions, the major ones that change my life. I mean do you ever question if you made the right choice? What if I didn't?

When my parents divorced it was an awful  time in my life and everything changed. I started a new school, moved to a new town, started a new job, and I created a new life for myself even though I still lived with my mom. I had no idea what God had in store, I was not sure He was paying any attention to me actually. BUT because of that major change in life I met my husband, a ton of life long friends, and learned so much more than I ever imagined I would. I think back to the "what if" things had been different, I wouldn't have met my husband, and my personal character would be totally different, as would my outlook on life. I would have stayed that little home schooled girl who knew nothing of real life and I am SO thankful that God is in control, even when life seems like a nightmare. 
Sometimes I wish I was in a different place, or had a different job, or a different life entirely, and it really starts to wear on my mind. Not to say my life is bad, but I always look for better or different. 
I try to base my decisions on what God would want, (not always easy) and hope and pray it's the right thing. 

It's not an accident that you end up where you do. God is in complete control even if you don't see it at the time or for years after the fact.

1 comment:

Callie said...

So true Michelle. There are a lot of things in my life, big and small, that I can look back on now and see how God was working. I think most things that we think are coincidences aren't. Good post! :-)