Have you ever had an experience that just seemed impossible? Like a "How did that just happen? That is just not logically possible!" experience?
In my (short, yes) life, I have observed that whenever something seemingly impossible happens, it is most definitely the hand of God.
In my lesson today I was discussing my journey through education with the girls. I explained that 10 years ago, when I was their age, I never planned on being a wife and a mom - I planned on being a scientist. I was going to cure diseases, I was going to be famous, I was going to change the world! I wrote this in a time capsule that we made for a youth activity. It was to be opened this summer, 10 years later. "Dear self: You had better be pretty close to being a world renowned neurologist by this time. Don't you dare let me down, I've worked hard for this! Love, me."
I was well on my way, taking some very advanced courses and set to get my bachelors degree early with a double major. I was interning for some big labs. I had connections in high science-y places. I was involving God in my education, asking for guidance as to which classes I should take, which direction I should go, and the answer was always 'keep going, you can do this!'
Then, the impossible happened. I went from a 3.8 GPA to failing in 1 semester. I tried to register to retake the classes and got a letter from the school informing me that they had lost my registration. They had no record of me being a student. It was gone. Gone.
How can years of hard work just disappear like that? How does a computer system loose ONE person in tens of thousands? I had disappeared. How?
I turned to God, totally devastated, lost, and confused. I got an answer, and my answer was: "That was your answer."
So this summer, as I opened that time capsule and read about how I had better be changing the world as a world famous neurologist, I wished it were possible to write a letter to my fourteen year old self. If I could, it would say: "Dear self: You are going to change the world. You are going to have the most important job there is - you are going to be a mommy. Trust me, I didn't let you down. You'll see. Love, me."
Your Heavenly Father has plans for you bigger than you can ever imagine. If you face an 'impossible' fork in the road, remember: With God all things are possible! You just may be witnessing His guiding hand.