In the fall of 2011 I felt God calling me to get involved with Power To Change. At the time I thought Power To Change was a ministry strictly on university campuses. I remember thinking I am just about to graduate from university, so this would be impossible. At the same time, I have also felt God stirring in my heart a somber awareness to be a faithful steward of the gifts he had given me in the areas of writing and imparting to others. I had no desire to write, receive recognition or publish anything but I knew God was calling me to write to inspire others. Last April I began to pray “Father I am willing to write but I am not going to make this happen. If you are calling me to write, you must open up the right doors and divinely appoint this”.
This fall I felt compelled to specifically apply to volunteer on the media team at Breakforth Canada. Of over six hundred volunteers I was selected as one of the four individuals to work on this team. This seemed like miracle in itself. My responsibility as a media liaison was to assist in the coordination of interviews with conference speakers and musical guests. This year for the first time ever Power To Change was conducting television interviews and I was elected to help facilitate interviews with Power To Change. Thinking back to what I felt God had spoken to me in the fall, this seemed like far more than mere coincidence.
I really enjoyed working with the Power To Change staff and had the opportunity to meet both the founder and director of the organization. After meeting me, they asked if I would be interested in working for Power To Change in some capacity. I gave the director my contact information but I did not actively pursue anything as I knew if God desired me to work with Power To Change, He would make it happen. To be honest, I completely forgot about working with Power To Change and was shocked when the director emailed me a few weeks later. In my experience, this also seemed like a God ordained situation because directors of organizations rarely personally follow up with inquires like this. At this point I was not aware that writing for Power To Change was an option, so I was just praying about how God might want me to be involved with the organization.
The next weekend purely by divine coincidence the TruthMedia director happened to be visiting a family member at the church I attend. It was a miracle I even saw her, as the church I attend is quite large. Suddenly in this divine appointment all the pieces of the puzzle started clicking into place and I knew what God wanted me to do. Ironically, the next day the Power To Change director emailed me suggesting I should talk to TruthMedia director about some neat writing potential opportunities. I emailed her back and let her know that God had already set up the meeting.
This story is not about me. It is only a testimony of how intricately our heavenly Father desires to be in involved in the life of every individual He has created. I am astounded as I contemplate the profound statement in Psalms 139:16, “The days of my life were prepared before I’d even lived one day” (The Message Translation). Before your heavenly Father created you, He wrote a perfect script of your entire life! If nothing else, I pray this story will remind you God has scripted a perfect plan for your life.
I am humbled and in awe of what God has been orchestrating in my life. I have been diligently praying for the past year that God would lead me to live the greatest eternal life and have the greatest impact on people in the short time I have on earth. I expressed to God that I didn’t want to spend my life doing nice Christian or ministry things I want to live like Jesus, maximizing my time and perfectly following God’s mission for my life. I would encourage every person reading this to begin to pray like this. I know without question it is the most powerful and eternally significant prayer you could pray. I could have never imagined in my wildest dreams I would be writing and mentoring thousands. God is no respecter of persons when we simply trust him and seek to follow His plan for our lives.