Six years ago I didn’t have a care in the world. I still considered myself a newlywed after four years of marriage to the man of my dreams. My job fulfilled me professionally. My kids were happy and healthy. My local church embraced me with an unyielding love.
But I had no idea what was coming. Without realizing it, God had nudged me into preparation for what was to follow.
He nudged me to read powerful, life-speaking books. He nudged me to seek love-affirming conversations and prayers. He nudged me to wrap my heart in worship music and instructional podcasts.
I thought I was seeking a higher plane of living. I had no idea I was in training—a boot camp training ground—for what was coming my way.
Any one of us can be living the life of our dreams, only to have it challenged. Will you be ready? 1 Peter 3:15 offers words I’ve read dozens of times—a sweet verse—yet when I read it again six years ago it was like I read it for the first time: 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…
I knew God loved me before my life was challenged. I was certain. But I had no idea that I would have to take that knowledge to the bank … that I would need to carry that certainty with me through some of the most challenging days of my life.
Has God nudged you? Nudges don’t come with warnings. And nudges don’t necessarily mean you will have a catastrophe ahead of you, but it does mean he is preparing you for more. He will give you exactly what you need when you need it.
Ever been nudged? I’d love to hear about it.