When trouble comes to you, it can often seem as if confusion reigns and there are no orderly workings anywhere in the whole universe. When someone messes up your plans, it’s a great joy to believe no one can mess up God’s plan for you!
Pam MacRae, Moody Bible Institute professor and JBU advisory board member, never planned on being a professor. In fact, she refused the offer several times before relenting. However, teaching one adjunct class eventually led to teaching full time and led to the development of a Ministry to Women program at Moody Bible Institute. "Just say yes to everything God has for you and you never know what will happen."
The pain of waiting gives us a marvelous chance to grow some flowers of persistence in our lives. This is because waiting for the pain to pass gives us an opportunity to get into some spiritual action. But people don’t persist these days – or so it seems to me. It takes so little to change their minds.