A couple of years after I wrote my first book, I was doing an event in New York City. A man was walking by Madison Square Garden one evening. He was an executive at one of the largest publishing companies in the world. He saw my name on the marquee and the people waiting in line to get in. He'd never heard of me, so he went home and did some research. He called my literary agent and said that he wanted to publish my next book. She told him that we already had a publisher and we were happy. He asked if he could make an offer. She said, "Of course you can." He offered an amount more than I ever imagined. When she called and told me, I nearly passed out. I said, "Boy, you sure do great work." She said, "Actually, Joel, I didn't go to him; he came to me." I thought to myself, "That was easy."
That was God lining up the right people and having him at the right place at the right time. If he had not left work late that night, he wouldn't have seen those people in line. If he had not taken that train home, he wouldn't have been in that area. If he had been preoccupied, he could've walked right by the arena just thinking it was another ball game, another concert. All of these details had to fall perfectly into place. That was the hand of God making things easier.
I believe God also has the right people lined up for you. He has the right breaks, the right opportunities. You may not have seen it yet. Keep honoring God and keep being your best. He's going to take you into the overflow. When you honor God, you aren't going to go through life pressured to make things happen, pressured in your finances, pressured to send your children to college. God is going to do something unusual, something unexpected, something that you couldn't make happen. Keep believing, keep hoping, keep trusting and stay in faith because He will make it happen!"For I'm going to do a brand-new thing. See, I have already begun! Don't you see it? I will make a road through the wilderness of the world for my people to go home, and create rivers for them in the desert!" (Isaiah 43:19, TLB)