Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day will bring forth (Prov. 27v1 NIV)
2017 is about to end. We started this year with so many lofty ideas. We prepared spiritually for 2017, we fasted, we spoke the word(appropriated the word sef) to ensure that we ran with the vision of this year. Some of us through the help of God actually realized our dreams , visions and missions in 2017 however as the year is winding up we should strategise on how our 2018 is going to be. One of the ways to do that is understanding the place of divine appointments.
No matter how we plan and prepare for the coming year, each day to the end of this year and even into the coming year brings its own unexpected encounters. No matter how predictable and mundane your life may feel, surprises always wait around the corner. These are called divine appointments. A divine appointment may be wonderful contact with a long -lost friend (primary, secondary or even university classmate), it could be a chance meeting in the elevator, it could be an unexpected emergency that takes you to a hospital waiting room. Chances abound or the way God will divinely order your steps. You have to be alert in the spirit and expectant!!!Sometimes, it may just be that that you reaches a long desired goal or that situations made it impossible that you had toput aside a cherished goal. You see my sista, there will always be many detours, good and bad situations that will be scattered along your path
Sometimes again divine encounters can be dramatic and surprising. When an angel came to Mary she was afraid but she said yes to God. Jesus confronted Paul on the road to Damascus, and Paul’s entire life changed with that encounter. Philip met the Ethiopian eunuch on the road and ended up explaining the Scriptures to him and baptizing him. But not all divine appointments take place in unusual circumstances. God often brings people together in the course of their daily activities. Paul met Lydia when he went down to the river to where a regular prayer meeting was being held. Peter and John were on their way and healed a man crippled from birth. A casual encounter can have a life changing effects when God is at work through His people.
Keep in mind that though you may be unable to change a situation, you however still have control over how you will respond. When your plans are interrupted, my sista , take a deep breath (I do that a lot nowadays) and give yourself time to think before you react. Realize that each encounter is a divine appointment, each problem another opportunity for God to show you His faithfulness. When a difficult situation arises, will you choose to rest in Him? When a desired outcome is delayed, are you willing to listen for the lesson in the detour? Are you willing to receive the unexpected gifts a day brings and be open to divine appointments?
On a last note sistas,
Everyday I learn that whatever comes my way is divinely orchestrated. So let end the year and start a new year gearing up to do exploit round about.
Encourage. Empower. Conquer