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He Will Turn Inconveniences Into Opportunities
By Victoria Osteen - Jun 18, 2010
One day, I was out running errands and when I got home, I noticed that my credit card was not in my purse. I immediately started looking all over the house. I checked my pockets, went out to the car, and retraced my steps; but I still couldn’t find it. I called the last store I was in, but they didn’t have it, either. I finally decided to call the credit card company and just cancel it.

When I dialed the 800 number, a young lady answered who asked for my name and social security number. I gave it to her and then there was a long, long pause. I wondered what could be so bad, and then I thought we were disconnected. “Hello, are you still there?” The line was perfectly silent. Finally, the young lady said, “I know I’m not supposed to do this, but I get the daily devotionals from your ministry every morning. My husband and I have been having marriage problems, and I was just about to leave him. But this phone call lets me know that God is still in control, and I’m supposed to stick with it.”

Well, I spent about the next 30 minutes encouraging her and praying for her. It was a divine appointment. What’s so interesting is that just as I was about to hang up, I moved my purse on the counter and something fell onto the floor. I looked down to see what it was, and sure enough, it was my credit card. It was there the whole time.

We have to remember that no matter what minor inconveniences come our way, God is ordering our steps. He’ll cause you to be at the right place at the right time, not only for your good, but for the good of others. He wants to use you to fulfill His plan on the earth. Instead of getting worked up and frustrated when things don’t go your way, trust God. You never know how He wants to use you. Keep your heart open to Him, and He will turn those inconveniences into opportunities for His glory.

The mind of man plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps (Proverbs 16:9 NASB).
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