So I've had some internal unrest this past week. Why? I was approaching a personal deadline to a goal which meant a lot to me and still didn't have the right structure or contact for it.
I had prayed about it again today, specifically for the help best suited for me. After a beautiful service, I walked towards the bookstore where a group of kids were performing an impromptu worship choreography. While watching them someone I didn't immediately recognize said Hello. I reciprocated the warmth, she was standing with a friend of hers so we all got talking. I soon found out we were High school classmates and had a couple mutual friends.
Your next level might be in random places. Your lifeline may lie within your next 'Hello'. And your prayers may be answered via a regular routine. The Spectacular is NOT always a carrier of Victory.
Incidentally, in the course of our connecting I discovered the friend's husband is already at a destination which is the very goal I currently need help embarking on. And my classmate has the skills and training I need to execute that which has burdened my heart lately. Two practical help found in one unlikely seemingly chance encounter. Imagine?
You see, your miracle might be in the Detour. Your next level might be in random places. Your lifeline may lie within your next 'Hello'. And your prayers may be answered via a regular routine. The Spectacular is NOT always a carrier of Victory. Many times the Regular bears within its wombs Profound realities.
I do believe in Miracles. I do believe in Answered Prayers. I do believe in Hard work and commensurate personal responsibility. But I strongly believe we must be discerning to know with whom, when and how our deep prayers are answered. Don't keep looking to the distant 'heaven's' for an answer Heaven has put right beside you. Realize your redemption might well be in a normal-trolley-pushing-after-church-detour to the bookstore.