“We begin discovering our divine intersections when we seek God in the midst of our normal, everyday events. When we keep our eyes open to the spiritual, we will see the spiritual. But if we keep our eyes on the natural, we will miss out on the spiritual.”- Dr. Tony Evans
“But the servant replied, ‘Look, in this town there is a man of God; he is highly respected, and everything he says comes true. Let’s go there now. Perhaps he will tell us what way to take.’ “- 1 Samuel 9:6 (NIV)
In Chapter 10 (“Intersections”) of Discover Your Destiny, Dr. Tony Evans talks about divine intersections. He defines a divine intersection as the place where your passion, vision, gifts, and experiences connect to your destiny.
A prime biblical illustration of this occurs in 1 Samuel 9. Saul’s father sends him to search for their lost donkeys. However, after failing to find them, Saul adopted a quitter’s mentality. But right at that time, the servant assisting Saul urged him to keep going.
Above all, Dr. Evans stresses, Saul looked for his father’s donkeys, not a kingdom to rule. Yet, at the same time, God revealed His purpose for Saul to Samuel – a divine connection at an earthly intersection. In fact, Dr. Evans notes, in this account God arranges a three-way connection. In one direction, we see Saul out chasing donkeys. From another direction, we spot Samuel seeking a king to anoint. And, from the third direction, the people of God cry out for a leader.
Finally, just as Saul’s servant urged him on, you absolutely need someone who encourages you to keep going, pressing, and hoping. Dr. Evans exhorts:
“When God leads you from where you are to a divine intersection . . . He will have prepared you for that experience and He will have prepared that experience for you. . . . When you step into your anointing, you will receive the Spirit’s power to carry out His plan. . . . Saul met his purpose when he was chasing donkeys. You never know what God will use to usher you into your destiny.”
Today’s question: How have you discovered divine intersections as you seek God in the midst of daily life? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: “Embark on the journey of destiny”