When we commit our lives to the Lord, what happens to us occurs by way of appointment and not by accident. Do you agree? Gives examples from your standpoint.

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Let's look at Proverbs 16 to contemplate this question. Verse 3 (using the NIV translation) provides this promise:

Commit to the Lord whatever you do,and he will establish your plans.

Later, verse 9 promises this:

In their hearts humans plan their course,but the Lord establishes their steps.

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Let's look at Proverbs 16 to contemplate this question. Verse 3 (using the NIV translation) provides this promise:

Commit to the Lord whatever you do,
and he will establish your plans.

Later, verse 9 promises this:

In their hearts humans plan their course,
but the Lord establishes their steps.

Those who commit their lives to God therefore surrender their own plans to Him. They trust God to lead them in a way that best serves the Lord and believe that His ways are best, regardless of personal successes or pains.

It therefore stands to reason that those who have committed their lives to God submit to divine appointments as God works through circumstances and opportunities to achieve His earthly purposes. Those who believe that God is truly in control of it all and that the end has already been decided (as it is written in Revelation) therefore also understand that God's children exist to serve the purposes of God. Within this lens, a there is no "accidental" event.

Some examples of divine appointments you might want to consider include the following:

  • Invitations you have casually accepted, only to encounter someone who greatly impacted your life.
  • A moment that would have made all the difference. (Think about the car accident which might have involved you if you had left home moments later or earlier.)
  • A challenging time that strengthened your relationship with God.

You might want to reflect upon times of waiting, personal challenges, or difficulties that had unexpected outcomes, showing evidence of the hand of God in those circumstances.

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