Apostle Grace Lubega
Proverbs 14:6(KJV); A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.
Serendipity is an interesting word coined in 1754 by the English writer, Horace Walpole from the fairy tale, “The three Princes of Serendip” whose heroes kept discovering things they were not looking for.
It is a term that very much applies to daily life and the things that make a difference between bright and dim stars.
Think about it this way: you are in desperate need of the contact of a person who will help you close a very big deal. When you visit a mall, a nudge in your spirit compels you to go into a certain clothes shop. While there, with no apparent interest in the display, the person, whom you have been looking for like a needle in a haystack appears and the two of you strike a conversation that you need for that big break. That is serendipity!
It works for some and almost never works for others.
Our theme scripture draws a parallel between two kinds of people: those who seek for certain things and never find them and those who find and are found by those very things.
It is not the portion of the believer to seek and never find. It is his portion to find and be found even without seeking. Favour must find you; success must find you; opportunity must find you; increase must find you!
Our Lord Jesus Christ, a babe in arms, who had not yet grown in wisdom and stature, had his star shining so brightly that it attracted wise men from the East to bless Him(Matthew 2:1-2). Why? Because attraction is a default setting for the child of God.
This is the consciousness that you must carry as a star of the kingdom. Serendipity works for those who understand that they were designed by God to attract the things that they need.
FURTHER STUDY: Isaiah 60:3, Matthew 5:14
GOLDEN NUGGET: It is not the portion of the believer to seek and never find. It is his portion to find and be found even without seeking. Favour must find you; success must find you; opportunity must find you; increase must find you!
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for this wisdom. My star is polished and it shines with the brightness of eternal glory. Kings come to my rising and to my light. The things that I need for growth and for my next opportunity find me effortlessly. In Jesus’ name, Amen.