“God comes to us not where we should have been if we had made all the right choices in life; not where we could have been if we had taken every opportunity that God has offered us; not where we wish we were if we didn’t have to be in the place where we find ourselves; not where we think we are because our minds are out of sync with our hearts; not where other people think we are or think we ought to be when they are attending to their own agendas. God meets us where we really are.“ – Margaret Silf (Source: Inner Compass)
I came across this quote a few years ago and found it again as I was preparing for an upcoming sermon. It is easy to think that if we have missed our preferred future or dream life that we have somehow missed out on God. Scripture and experience remind us that that just isn’t the case. Thank God that he is where we are, not where we could have been.