When I was in high school, one of the classes we needed in order to graduate was a typing course. None of us really knew why we were forced to take a typing course—what good was it? How often would we have to use a typewriter?

A few years later, PCs became popular and the keyboard for the computer was the same as the typewriter. Since I had to take the typing course, using the keyboard was not an issue for me.

I tried out for every sport in my school during my senior year. One of the sports I participated in was cross country. I had never ran before but being on the team helped me to slowly run up to six miles.

A few months after I graduated, I enlisted in the Army National Guard. The running I did in high school helped me during basic training.

When my husband and I were deciding on where to get married, we had no idea that his parent’s suggestion to get married at their church would result in us becoming Christians. Now my husband is a senior pastor and we both teach at Christian colleges.

We never know what will happen in the future, but many times God is preparing us for it. Even when we go through bad situations, it is to prepare us to help others who will experience the same or similar things (2 Cor 1:3-4).

Life would be much easier if we could know everything that will happen to us in the future, but then we wouldn’t need to rely on God.

I don’t know God’s future plan for me, but I know that I need to trust Him. I need to continue to have faith, and I need to seek His face.

Copyright © 2013 Dr. M. Teresa Trascritti

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