Right place; Right time

Something interesting has happened to me in the course of the week and I have chosen to take it as a sign of soon-to-be-revealed pleasant miracles. On different occasions now,  I have bumped into some persons, in the most unlikely places – same persons I had desired to see for one reason or the other.

For instance, someone came around my crib to help me with some electrical stuff. A friend referred him to me and due to circumstances beyond control, he couldn’t complete the job. He promised to return the next day but did not show up. I didn’t know his name, neither did I take his contacts. I simply held him by his word that he would be back. At any rate, I figured I could always ask for more information about him from my friend.

When I called my friend to get the guy’s contacts, all I got was his supervisor’s number. I had no idea who the supervisor was or where I could find him. However, I kept reminding myself to put a call through to the supervisor and I kept forgetting. So you can imagine my pleasant surprise when I bumped into this guy as I walked out of my office building to pick my ID card from where I had mistakenly placed it. That was the second time I would be seeing him in my life but he was the one person I wanted/needed to see.

How about the person I needed crucial information from, whose office was nothing close to ‘a stone’s throw’ from mine, and the hot weather would even make one think twice before embarking on such journey of life! I also intended giving her a call but something else always took my attention away from the thought. Then, I walked into an office (in same building as my office) to get something, (only because I couldn’t get that thing where I used to get it and was told I could get it in this particular office), and guess who I bumped into – the person I needed to talk to!

I had a bone to pick with someone too – a student. Though not directly my student, I coordinate one of the general courses and this places him under my jurisdiction. I laid my eyes on him for the first time this week. After the brief encounter, I observed  a discrepancy of some sort, which he needed to explain, but he was nowhere around to offer the explanation. I had no clue about his identity, except his course of study, and I had tried to think up different ways of smoking him out. Out of the blues, someone called to see me and I stepped out of my office building to grant an audience. Imagine who was strolling by – same student I wanted to see!

I could go on but let’s save the stories for later and get down to the crux of the matter. If you’ve followed my drift, you will notice a common pattern in the stories–it so happened that on these different occasions, I was in the right place at the right time!images Since I observed the trend, I have prayed, “Lord, place me in the right place at the right time for a divine connection to the miraculous.” I’m highly expectant because I know that I’m bumping into my expected miracle in a short while…glory (claim it if you believe it)!

Being in the right place at the right time is crucial to obtaining one’s desire. It places before you, the opportunity of a lifetime. In scriptures, we find people who were fortunate to be in the right place at the right time.images(4)_editDavid – This young chap should naturally not be at the battle zone but he had to run an errand and so happened to get to the zone just when Goliath was making his boast. He was in the right place at the right time and that single opportunity started his journey from obscurity to royalty (1Samuel 17).

Rebekah – Abraham’s servant had just prayed to God that the first damsel to arrive at the well and give him water would become Isaac’s wife and Rebekah so happened to arrive just at that same moment. She was in the right place at the right time and caught the opportunity of becoming the mother of the great Israel (Genesis 24).

Esther – The pretty maiden could have been nestling safely in her uncle’s house but she was rounded up with other maidens and taken to Xerxes’ palace and eventually became the wife of the great king. This single privilege saved a whole nation from destruction because Esther so happened to be in the right place at the right time (Esther 2).

There’s also Ruth, who could have found herself in any of the fields, being a stranger in the land, but happened to end up in Boaz’s field. She was in the right place at the right time and became privileged to be an ancestor of our Lord Jesus Christ (Ruth 2). Joseph, though in prison, was in the right place at the right time because if he had been released from prison a moment earlier or if he was never there at all, he would not have had the lifetime opportunity of interpreting Pharaoh’s dreams, then becoming the most powerful man in Egypt (after Pharaoh), and most importantly, the deliverer of Israel from famine (Genesis 41).

images(1)If there’s any prayer you need to pray today, it is that at every opportunity, you will be in the right place at the right time.

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