Making good decisions about your future requires wisdom, discernment – sometimes even divine intervention.
I’ll never forget a moment like that in my own life. I was the quarterback of my high school football team and at a crossroads. Scholarships were on the table, and I had dreams of making it to the pros.
But I was also serious about my faith and wanted it to influence my direction in life. So, right before one of my games, I prayed this prayer: “Lord, if you don’t want me to pursue college football, break a bone today … just don’t let it hurt.”
Jump ahead to the third quarter. My running back – who was supposed to block an outside linebacker – jumped out of the way instead. I got hit at full speed and driven into the ground. Back in the huddle, I could feel that my collarbone was snapped in two. But guess what? It didn’t hurt.
If I hadn’t been seeking an answer to a prayer, I might not have noticed that a door to my future had just opened in front of me. Without my prayer, my injury would have been nothing but a freak accident that ended my football season. Instead, it led me to where I am today, devoted to spreading my faith and offering hope to marriages and families around the world.
To see the doors to your future, you have to be watching. When you come to a fork in the road, seek good counsel and pray for wisdom. Then keep your eyes peeled and your heart open for markers that point the way.