When god winks at us

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We’ve all had the experience of an unexpected phone call from someone we were just thinking about, but hadn’t thought about in years.

It happened to me just yesterday when an old school mate called out of the blue.  I had just been looking at her picture in my yearbook and low and behold the phone rang. Weird.

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Or…we’ve run into someone on the street who completely changed the direction of our life. We often say, “Wow…what a godwink.” Yet we rarely ask, “What caused that person to call me at that moment?” or, “What caused that person to be at the same place I was, at just the right time?”

Author Squire Rushnel penned a book that I once had in my library called “When God Winks.” It’s a fascinating read about coincidences and the role they play in our lives.

But, come to think of it, we are ALL unwitting messengers of “godwinks” to others, aren’t we? Proving, of course, that we INDEED are all on a glorious GPS – God’s Positioning SystemTM – and that through awesome, mysterious connections, divine alignments are moving us through life.

Rushnell believes that our wishes and dreams were placed in our hearts by a powerful force – our Maker. When you were a child you really believed that every dream you uttered into a star-filled sky would come true. Remember when you said: “I wish I may, I wish I Might…?” Then, someone said, “Grow up!” Maybe they called you a “dreamer” and made it sound like a bad word.

But, it’s never too late for you to rekindle your childlike acceptance of wishes and dreams. A redundant message in the book is this: You must not sit by the side of the road on your baggage and expect your destiny to come to you. You must get up, leave your baggage behind, and start heading for what you believe to be your destiny.

“When you step out in faith,” says Rushnell, “God can then divinely align you, by unfolding godwinks along your path. He expects you to use your free will to aim for your destiny. Those are YOUR hands on the steering wheel, most of the way. So, just look for the signs – just as you would on the interstate highway – reassuring you that you’re on the right path.”

I like that thought.  I’m going to pay more attention to the little coincidences in my world from now on.

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