I do not believe in fixed destinies. I like to believe that God did not write just one straight jacket story about a person, instead, he gave room for instances, thereby allowing us to make our beds ourselves.
I like to believe that when God created us, he designated multiple storylines (scripts) to each person. For certain, we were designed to outlive one of the scripts better than the others. That’s the main script. The main script is usually tagged a person’s destiny because it reflects at least 80% of our existence. It doesn’t mean that God didn’t make room for other scripts in our lives. I call them ‘minor scripts’. They serve as the backdrops of our lives and although they portray themselves sometimes, they are not as in charge as the main script.
For example, myself. I presume God gave me different professions to choose from. He never said I must become a writer, but made provisions for Plan B, C, D or even E to choose from. I believe he wrote different stories about me in different professions, he must have written a doctor script, tailor script, engineer script, etc.
Asides professions, he must have written one, two or three scripts about me in different families, schools, countries, with different friends, relationships, etc.
Another instance… You must have heard of several ‘near death testimonies’, especially in church. In my opinion, they could have died but for the multiple scripts written. God could have written for instance… PLAN A– “If Sandra’s journey is delayed by her sister, she won’t be met by an accident”.
PLAN B- “If she’s strong-headed and refuses to be delayed, she will get caught up in it”. So you see, its a two-way street.
A person is bemused about the right turn to take in their career because they have been living two or more scripts about the same rate. If you doubt this then how come some people get perplexed about choosing the right career? If we were destined by God to follow through a certain path, then there should be no such thing as confusion. Some people actually don’t know where to pitch their tents because they got more than one talent like Writing, Tailoring, Graphics design, etc. Why didn’t God give just a talent each? Why do we have to try multiple times before we know where we fit in?
Sometimes we are confused because we are yet to decide which of the scripts to put in the forefront.
But amid all scripts, God definitely has a favourite, little wonder when we pray for his direction he manifests himself, opening our eyes to what he wants.
I don’t know if you relate? It was awkward writing this. This is one of the many weird thoughts that go on in my head. Have you thought about this before? Share with me in the comment section.