Do you read the fortunes in the cookies when you get Chinese food? I usually do and then gripe about how they’re really advice more than fortunes. They tend to tell you things like “Eat more fruit.” So when I opened the fortune cookie three weeks before my mission trip to Taiwan, I wasn’t expecting what came out.
I’ve written a couple times on this blog that I was struggling with self-doubt. I wrote that I wanted to be chosen because I had something to offer and because I was unique. I also wrote that I need to start seeing myself like God sees me, as a mighty warrior. I knew God was calling me to go on this trip. He made it possible for me to get a week and a half off work despite having been on the job less than a year and he provided the funds a long time ago. It was obvious that it was His will. And still I doubted that I had made the right decision. I doubted I was worthy to be taken on a mission trip.
Then I got Chinese and opened the fortune cookie just for a laugh. It read, “If it is meant to be who are you to change that? Time to believe it.” And I sat back and said, “Whoa.” Cause if there was ever a fortune that was written just for me, it’s that one. I needed that right then and Jesus put it there. It just proves that He loves us and never stops pushing us toward our destiny. And I think it proves that Jesus has a pretty awesome sense of humor.
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