I’ve heard many people who doubt the presence of God be very demanding of Him.
“If God is real, let Him strike me down right here.”
“If God were real he would save this man’s life right now.”
When I was in high school and was deciding where to go to university, I had big dreams. I was at the top of my class and I wanted to go into science, so I HAD to go to an Ivy League school. Nothing else would do. I visited half a dozen with my mom on a week long road trip. I loved everything about them, the prestige, and the history. I knew that this was where I was meant to be. But my dad is a practical man and encouraged me to have a fallback school. So, begrudgingly, I applied to my parents' alma mater, the University of Kansas. But prideful high school Dani KNEW that a STATE SCHOOL was beneath her genius. I liked to keep my parents happy though, so I applied, and I visited. The school was okay... but then we visited the Catholic Campus Center. I took a 5 minute tour and I just had this weird feeling that I needed to be there. I didn’t know why, but I knew this was for me. So I dropped all plans of Ivy League and went to KU. But 2 weeks into school I stopped doing anything with the campus center other than Sunday Mass where I would sneak in and sneak out, not talking to anyone. Despite my best efforts, Sr. Elena always found me. She always found me and always asked if I was going to the March For Life. My answer was no and I continued on my way. She asked me every week and eventually I caved and asked for more information. Long story short, I went and that led to going on a retreat and that led to me growing in my faith. That led me to realize my high school boyfriend wasn’t for me. Then I met Nick at this campus center, and now we are happily married. Nick has helped me grow in my faith more than anyone else I have ever met. And that’s what God wants. He wants me to grow closer to Him. How different my faith life could have been if any one of those little moments over the course of 12 years hadn’t happened. If I hadn’t visited KU, if I hadn’t toured the campus center, if Sr. Elena had asked me one less time, those little moments led me to where I am now.
I can’t wait to see what He will do next.