I was happily married with two wonderful children and had "made it" as a well-respected, prominent, small-town family doctor. I had gone to school and trained many years so I could live a life such as this. It's what I expected and envisioned. It's what I felt I "deserved." A life such as this was very safe and predictable. I could always be certain of what I was doing and what I was going to do next. But out of nowhere, my life took a drastic turn.
I had no idea where this turn was headed. However, I knew one thing for certain. It was a wrong turn. Things were no longer as simple, predictable, or as easy as they once were. But eventually, I realized this turn was taking me exactly where I needed to go. Because it was leading me to the one true God. A God who'd always been a part of my life but a God who I'd never let be in control of my life. A God I knew a few things about but one I never tried to fully understand.
Despite the distorted and grossly underestimated view of God I carried around for most of my life, he never left my side and was right there waiting when I finally started to recognize him for how wonderful and beautiful he he truly is.
"You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives."