Twelve years ago the Lord “nudged” me to reach out to a specific person who lives in Canada for advice. I didn’t. He has a pretty prominent reputation, so I didn’t want to bother him.
Five years ago, the Lord “nudged” me again when someone provided his cell phone number to me. I immediately called him right? Wrong. I indexed it.
Three months ago, while on my motorcycle trip, I ducked into a Starbucks to find some shelter from the rain. As I walked into the coffee house, a man said to me, “Would you like to use the bathroom?” “Excuse me?” I responded. It was only then did I realize that there was a line of people waiting to use the commode.
“Do you need to use the bathroom?” he again asked. He obviously is a motorcyclist and sympathetic to a cross-country traveler.
It was THEN that I recognized the person who was speaking to me. It was the same person who the Lord had “nudged” me to reach out to . . . twelve years earlier.
God had my attention.
Our brief three-minute interchange on July 23, in Revelstoke, British Columbia, catalyzed a Facetime conversation: TODAY.
Prior to our conversation, I had always assumed that I was to talk to this person in order to gain advice on something I have long pondered. I have a sneaking suspicion that God ALSO wanted me to talk to him, for him. This twelve year nudge was not just for me; it also involved what God is wanting to do in this person’s life. And our long-distant conversation may be the very thing that God uses to shape us both.
Take away: “Divine Convergence” is a faith reinforcing experience. Respond to the “nudge.”