I have been praying about what to do with my life and i asked God to give me three sign to point me in the right direction. Right now i am considering a masters in sustainability, a masters in theology with a focus on apologetics and i have left an other category in case God doesn’t want me to do either of these.
As i said, i asked God to send me three signs and i think He might have, but i would like some more opinions.
The first happened through facebook. I have been debating theology with a close friend of mine for some time and not to long ago i posted a note refuting a note he had written a couple months prior. The night after i posted this note i got a message in my in-box from a girl i hardly ever speak with, I’ve probably only noticed her posts all of twice in the last year and out of the blue she send me this message telling me how amazing my note was and what an incredible gift i have. She even said, “Don’t ever stop doing what you do James.” The fact that she noticed i had written a note is surprising, that she read it is shocking and that she took the time to send such a glowing a message, i think is miraculous.
The second requires a bit of back story. I have been playing around with this idea of a grass roots outreach program to Protestant missionaries. The important part of this is that i was thinking of naming it after either St. Frances Xavier or St Therese of Lisieux. Although i was leaning towards Xavier because it is easier to spell. Here is the miraculous part, the other day i was at a Catholic concert and at the end everyone got a piece of paper with a saint’s name on it along with a prayer. When they came to me i said no thanks but the lady sitting next to me grabbed one for me anyway and not wanting to be rude i took it. The name of the saint was Frances Xavier.
The third even is the most incredible one of all but i don’t know that it really clearly points me towards theology as i don’t think i had anything to do with it. I had an old and dear friend from high school, he got Cs and Ds and already drank and had experience with smoking. He was looked down upon by a some of our fellow students and transferred out after 3 semesters. He seemed to be on a gradual path of self destruction and the couple times i saw him after he left my high-school only seemed to support this assessment. The other day, again out of the blue, he sent me a friend request on facebook. He had really turned his life around. He is he pursuing a college degree and serving in the air-force and the most incredible thing is that about 2 years ago he became Catholic.
So, those are my three miracles. What do you guys think? Do you think one of them shouldn’t count? Are they pointing me towards apologetics?
I would love to hear any thoughts any one has on these. Thank you for anything.