Promoting Word Study
The house I was in before was smaller and the fenced yard faced the street. All of the fixtures were standard except for the glass top stove and the fence was old. Now this house is bigger. The fixtures are custom installed with a glass top stove embedded in the tile of the counter. This house has a patio. There is a lake in the backyard. I didn’t even know there was a lake on this street. Here, in the new house, it doesn’t even feel as if I lived here before. My surroundings are so much more upscale that I am just really impressed every day.
I fought for the first house. I jumped through lots of hoops to get it and it was an afterthought because I was going for a better house in another neighborhood but the owner wouldn’t sign the contract after a year of negotiating. The loan was going to expire and I didn’t want to have to reapply so I found my old house on this block.
So if I believe everything that happens was meant to happen then I was meant to lose that first house. But I don’t believe that I believe this: “But Jesus beheld [them], and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26 KJV). It took 3.5 years for the bank to foreclose on the old house. I lived there the whole time. Thank you God.
A while back I learned that God’s will for our lives is not a dot. It is not a bull’s eye that if you miss it then you have to live the rest of your life in regret. We live in a world of infinite possibilities. A world designed by God. Each reality is created by the choices we make which are based on the thoughts we think. We think those thoughts because of what we believe. If things that happened in our lives were meant to be then why do we have free will? Why does the bible say, Jesus is in heaven interceding for us (Romans 8:34 KJV).
If everything that happened was just meant to be why is there a whole scientific discipline that deals with infinite possibilities entitled Quantum Physics? The bible says in Jeremiah 29:11 KJV, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith Jehovah, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you hope in your latter end.” Where is the hope in the belief that everything that happens happened because it was meant to be? Where is the peace in the rejection that this belief produces? Doesn’t it give you more hope and make life easier to believe that there are infinite opportunities out there for you to explore and that if you miss one your life can be even better if you keep moving forward and keep believing?