In the bible it says that God causes all thing to work together for the good for those who love God and are called according to His purposes. That is easy to see when things go well for us, but when disappointments come into our lives it is difficult to understand how it can be for the good. This morning in my class I asked my friends what the all things meant and one man answered the good, the bad and the ugly. All thing includes our failures, mistakes, and misfortunes not just our successes.
I will never forget the day in June 1997 when I was in Romania. My original purpose for being on the team was not to teach English. I was playing basketball with some kids when I hurt my foot and could not walk. I ended up spending four days helping in the classes. I could not walk, so I hopped from class to class to help out. It was not a good thing to have an injured foot, but the bible verse doe snot say all things are good it says God causes all things to work together for the good. The bad, hurting my foot, led to me having my first experience teaching ESL. That injury led me to what I am doing now.
Our disappointments can lead to God’s appointments if we give them to Him and let Him guide us. We need to be willing to be led and not worry about the results because God will take care of the results.