Following God’s Path
Last Thursday I needed to get my flyers for my book launch. The designer who was supposed to get them for me was late getting to his business and then I discovered that he had not picked them up from the printer. If I was going to wait for him to get it, I would have to wait for a whole week. That was not an option. I had to get them myself from a location in a town 30 miles away.
A friend of mine had been expecting me to bring flyers to him to deliver in another town, and because the designer was late to his business and I had to go pick up the flyers, I was two hours late getting them to him. On the way to his town, I saw the sign to the local radio station. I knew that I needed to stop and see them, but there wasn’t time then, so I drove past, making a mental note to contact them on Monday.
I dropped the flyers off with my friend and then took the rest of them to my town to pass them out. I hung them all around the square and as I was hanging the last one, a woman stopped me and asked me what my flyers were about.
I told her about my book launch and that I was starting a writer’s club. She told me that she was from that same radio station that I wanted to stop at on the way to taking the flyers to my friend! I was so excited, that I had to hug her.
I realized at that moment that it was a divine appointment that God had brought about specifically for me.If I would have been at that location two hours earlier, I would not have met that woman.
The incident reminded me of what the writer of Proverbs said in chapter 3, verses 5 and 6.
“Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, lean not unto your own understanding. Acknowledge him with all of your heart, and he will direct your path.”
Spiritual Versus Head Knowledge
Over the weekend, I had two divine appointments. This time, I spoke to two young women about how spiritual knowledge is different from head knowledge. We discussed how when we listen to God spiritually, he gives us direction that individuals who only know head knowledge do not understand. God used me to reassure to young women that listening to God’s direction is not only not crazy, but it is totally possible
Today I had another divine appointment, this time, again, it benefited my direction. A man called me and wanted to know about the writer’s group that I am starting and as we talked, he offered me information concerning writing press releases for the local news organizations both in print and on the radio including ones that I did not personally know. He also has connections with authors in other cities and we talked about the possibility of using Skype to connect with those individuals.
What I think is really amazing is that one of those young women than I talked to was impressed with how confident I seemed. She said that with my confidence, I was certain to succeed. Not long ago, that was not the case, but since I have determined to follow the path that God has set before me, I can do so boldly and with confidence.
Donna Brown is an ordained minister. As Author Cygnet Brown, she has recently published her first nonfiction book: Simply Vegetable Gardening: Simple Organic Gardening Tips for the Beginning Gardener
She is also the author of historical fiction series The Locket Saga. which includes When God Turned His Head and Soldiers Don’t Cry, the Locket Saga Continues. Her upcoming book A Coward’s Solace will be available soon. Click here for more information about Cygnet Brown and her books.
Great lesson learned. It’s a full time job for me to get out of my own way. The sooner I learn to let go and let God, the better off I’ll be.
Amen to that! I have had to remind myself of this regularly myself.