Bugs & Nudges

God knew the desire of your heart” is the phrase of words my mom said as we walked out of the Aldi store. I was filled with thankfulness as I looked at my tiny car. God began to stir something within me. He places nudges and thoughts within us that should not be ignored.

I honestly hadn’t been praying about what car I would get. Before I had my permit, I didn’t even have an interest in cars. As a child, I did love Volkswagen Beetles. During the car searching process, I started looking at other brands. I thought I wanted something bigger. Meanwhile, my dad kept asking me about Volkswagen bugs. I knew something was special about them, but I didn’t fully know why. I now look back and see that God gave me hints to what His plan was. One of the ways God gives us hints to His future plans for us is through nudges. The definition of nudge is to push against gently, especially in order to gain attention or give a signal. Another definition is to urge into action.

As a child, all I knew was that for some reason, I was drawn to Volkswagen Beetles. I had no clue that my Heavenly Father had a detailed plan to bless me with one. Before I was born, my dad met a man that was his principal and co-worker. My dad lost his dear friend a year before I turned sixteen. My dad found out that his friend’s car was going to be sold. It happened to be a 2013 black Volkswagen Beetle.

Do you see God’s fingerprints?

The purpose of sharing this story is to remind you of a few things.

  1. Jesus knows the deepest desires of your heart
  2. Jesus cares and acts upon the desires of your heart
  3. Jesus gives us clues to pay attention to in order to follow and discern what His will is

Based off of God’s goodness to me in this story, I can’t even imagine what He has planned for the things I have prayed about. Our God is faithful and gracious in the small and big things.

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