The Power Of CoincidenceI was on my online dating website the other day and I received a contact from an attractive man. So I responded to him. Ironically, he looks like an older version of my ex-husband. My ex-husband was an IT executive when I met him. We got engaged while he was still working a corporate job as an IT executive.
A few months shy of our wedding, my ex-husband lost his corporate executive IT job. He received a sizable severance package upon his exit. He had always wanted to be an airline pilot. He had received enough in the severance package to retrain to try to become an airline pilot. I supported his pursuit of his dreams. So we married and he switched careers.
Turns out not only does the man on the dating website look a lot like my ex-husband, but he now holds an executive position at a major technology company (one of the Giants in tech). This new man is a visual representation of my ex-husband. This new man is also a professional representation of where my ex-husband would have been, had he not lost his job. This new man represents the other direction my life could have gone. He represents the path my life did not travel. This man represents the alternate path, at the fork in my road, that occurred a dozen years ago. He represents my having a chance to see what my relationship might have been like, had my ex-husband not changed career paths. Ironic isn't it?!
My marriage ended because my husband of ten years cheated on me. My date's marriage ended because his wife of 6 years cheated on him...with an airline pilot. You can see where this is going. Turns out his wife and my husband had the affairs with each other, and it broke up our two marriages. At this moment I am feeling a bit like Shania Twain. Lol.
After my marriage ended I moved clear across the country. I now live over 2000 miles away from where this all took place. My new guy lives in the same location where the affairs all took place. Yet, via the miraculous world-wide-web, two total strangers, who live over 2000 miles apart, who shared the same pain, miraculously managed to find each other. I do not know if we will continue pursuing each other. I am still trying to digest and make meaning of the coincidences.
But wouldn't it be fascinating if I had to be married to my husband, and be cheated on by him, so that I could be single and available now, at the exact time when this man is available. Wouldn't it be fascinating if I was only 6 degrees of separation from a great love, and, over a decade, God had to patiently/painstakingly planted the right reference points inside of me for me to be able to see that great love when God dropped it directly in my lap? God works in mysterious ways! I don't have any idea how this is going to turn out......but I know one thing is certain.... "I trust God to guide me."
God uses everything for good when you are walking from God's plan.
Do NOT give up & Keep the Faith!
Reproof 51-55, F 5 Responses 13 Jan 10, 2013