What is a divine appointment? A divine appointment is a meeting with another person that has been specifically and unmistakably ordered by God. It’s not an accident. It’s not a coincidence. It is a meeting between you and another person planned by the Holy Spirit.
Proverbs 20:24 says, “A person’s steps are directed by the Lord.”
If this is true, and we believe that it is, it makes perfect sense that God would divinely orchestrate our steps so that we would come across people who need Christ.
Over the years, I have had many divine appointments. I met the right person, at the right time, at the right place. Sometimes God gave me the opportunity to talk to them about Christ, or to invite them to church. Sometimes it’s an opportunity to pray for someone or to bring a word of encouragement. Other times, it’s an opportunity to meet a need.
This has happened to me in the grocery store, at restaurants, on airplanes, and many other places. I’m convinced that God wants to use us as his representatives all the time. If we pray and desire that God would use our lives, we shouldn’t be surprised when he does. The key issue is that we must be ready and willing.
How often do we experience delays, changes of plans, or redirections and regard them as interruptions? It could be that God is detouring us so that we can do something different or new for Him.
Here are a couple of things you can do to begin see God use you in this way.
Pray for divine appointments. I assure you, this is a prayer God will answer. He wants to use your life for his glory.
Prepare for divine appointments. The Bible says in 2 Timothy 4:2, “Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season” (NIV). Also, in 1 Peter 3:15, “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect” (NIV).
Today’s Challenge: Start looking for these “divine appointments,” you will find them. By making ourselves available to God, we will see things happen that we would have never expected. Believe that He wants to use your life to make a difference.
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