Schooling

For as the rain comes down and the snow from the sky, and doesn't return there, but waters the earth, and makes it grow and bud, and gives seed to the sower and bread to the eater; so is my word that goes out of my mouth: it will not return to me void, but it will accomplish that which I please, and it will prosper in the thing I sent it to do. Isaiah 55:10'11 WEB.

When I was about twenty years old, the Lord spoke to me through a prophet of His and told me I would be in the ministry one day. He said the Lord wanted me to prepare myself. I received the same word at least three times through three different people. I was excited, so I started attending a nearby bible college at night after work.

Eventually, I graduated and got ordained, but found every door in ministry supernaturally closed. If I did get invited to speak at a church, they would usually cancel it the night before. I ended up working at various day jobs for the next twenty years. But I spent most of my time working with computers, networking, programming, and server technology.

As the years passed by, I forgot about the ministry altogether and focused on our computer business. I had many excuses as to why the Lord never chose to use me. Perhaps I had misunderstood Him or sinned one too many times. I had undoubtedly given Him enough reasons to change His mind. Long after I had forgotten what the Lord had told me, He suddenly pushed me into the ministry like livestock through a loading chute.

Twenty years had passed, and then within a week, I suddenly found myself as a pastor. Now I use the skills that I learned in my past for the Lord. Even though I had graduated from bible college, He was not done with my schooling.

What the Lord has told you will come to pass, and you can build your life on it. The things that you are doing today are preparing you for tomorrow. There is no way we could do the things we do here today without the experience He gave me while working in technology.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I know that You have a plan for my life. Please reveal it to me in a way that I understand. Help me get in tune with You and give me a clear vision. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

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