I love thinking about everything that has happened to me–and everything that will happen to me–as “perfect preparation” for the future in store for me. It’s so hopeful and comforting!
I know this to be true already (although I couldn’t have seen it back then!). I think of how particular kinds of suffering were “perfect preparation” for the ministry I now have. Even my own embarrassing failures that I thought I’d never recover from were “perfect preparation” for my storehouse of wisdom I can pass on to my children.
What is this thing happening to me? Well, it’s perfect preparation for a future I cannot see.