Have you ever heard the expression, “I was at the wrong place at the wrong time”? Sure. We all have. But what if our “wrong place, wrong time” was God’s “right place, right time” for us? What if His plan for our life was to put us exactly in that “wrong place” at the “wrong time” in order for Him to introduce Himself to us; to grab our attention in a way that draws us closer to Him and the plan He has for us? What if what we deem to be a problem or trial is the very thing that God sees as an opportunity? Something as simple as changing our focus and perspective can be the very tools that reshape the rest of our lives.
My “wrong place, wrong time” crisis prompted me to question everything about my life and, more importantly, to begin searching for the purpose of my existence; God’s purpose, not mine. God has a distinctly unique way of making good out of bad. “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives” (Genesis 50:20, NIV). I never would have imagined how one person’s death would lead me to my new life in Christ.