The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD (Prov. 16:33).Looking back on my first interview for a high-tech company, I really should not have been hired. Although I was in Electrical Engineering, I knew nothing about computers. I did not even know how to use Windows Explorer to find files (Go ahead and laugh, it really is funny). Several years later I asked my boss what he was thinking when he hired me, but he didn't remember. It is ironic that I probably would not have hired myself if the roles had been reversed. However, by the end of my time there, I was the manager of Software and Testing for the company.
This situation has always been a reminder to me that it is not my abilities that are solely responsible for my success. There is so much outside of my control:
- Being born in Canada to a middle class family.
- Parents that loved each other and us kids.
- Brothers and sisters that were good role models.
- Friends that had purpose in life.
- A brain that works.
Far too often I am tempted to take credit for my own success. It is so easy to think that it is because of our own abilities that we succeed, even when there is so much that our abilities don't control.
We often talk about being in the right place at the right time, and it is so true. I did not deserve that first job, but I got it. The reason is that these situation are not in our control anyway. God is control of all things, even the roll of dice. Don't worry about what is probable, but what is possible. God will make things work the way He wants.