Have you ever made a decision that changed the course of your destiny? Whether big or small, most people have made decisions that move them onto a road they have not yet traveled, sometimes requiring profound changes.
Beth Moore talked about her dog, Beanie, a pointer who, when on a walk in the woods would see a squirrel and go into full point with her paw. The only way to get her back on the walk was to pick her up, still in full point, and set her down in a different direction.
I’m reminded of Esther in the Bible and how Haman was on a mission to kill all the Jews but because Esther revealed this information to the king, the Jews were saved and Haman was hung. Reversal of destiny for Haman and for the Jewish nation.
On my second trip to China, I met a lady who asked me if I would teach her the Bible through Skype when I returned home. On our third lesson in John 3, as we talked about being born again, she cried out, “This Jesus is amazing. I want Him in my heart right now!” A reversal of her spiritual destiny took place with that decision.
But what led up to that? I always find it interesting to think about how God leads us right to where He wants us to be so He can accomplish His purposes and at the same time bless us. First, I had to have met a Chinese person on my first visit, then later be invited to visit her mother’s home. Then I had to make the decision to fly across the ocean to see her. Upon arrival, she just happened to have a friend who needed Jesus and was hungry to hear about Him. Then, I had to decide to teach her when I returned home. All the while, God was wooing her.
I could have stayed home and missed this opportunity but God used a reversal of destiny to bless us both.
“The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” Prov. 16:9 “For He performs what is appointed for me….” Job 23:14 “The steps of a man are established by the Lord; and He delights in his way.” Ps. 37:23