“Agree with God, and be at peace; in this way good will come to you.”
My senior year in high school, I decided that I was NOT going to college the next year! I was goingto take at least a year off to work and then another to go backpacking through Europe. To pacify my mother, however, I did get some applications and started filling them out. The first one I submitted was to Texas A&M, because it was the only one which didn’t require an essay. When I got my acceptance letter, I hung it on the refrigerator and promptly threw the rest of the applications in the trash! That winter, I attracted a very persistent older suitor who became a permanent fixture in and around the house. By mid-spring, I was miserable and didn’t know what to do. About that time, my mother went to Presbytery and sat across the table from the mother of a girl with whom I had gone to church camp. Cathy would be a freshman at A&M in the fall. She had just signed an apartment lease and was looking for a roommate; my destination was clear. Thanks to my omni-present suitor, by summer’s end I COULDN’T WAIT to go off to college! When I left, it was with an incredible sense of relief and PEACE; God meant for me to go to A&M. I had adamantly refused, so God made staying in Houston intolerable while, at the same time, opening doors making College Station the only solution. The day
before classes began I met my husband-to-be, who was going back that semester after having been out for a year-and-a-half working. I met him because Cathy had a date with his roommate.
DEAR GOD, WHO KNOWS OUR NEEDS BEFORE WE DO, SHOW US THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OUR WILL AND YOURS. HELP US TO MEAN IT WHEN WE PRAY, “THY WILL BE DONE” AND ACCEPT IT WHEN YOUR DESIRES ARE DIFFERENT FROM OUR OWN. AMEN.
– Shared by Juli P. Loving