My Miraculous Morning
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Patrice D. Wilkerson. Thank you so much for bravely sharing this story, Patrice!
Have you ever experienced something so miraculous that it changes how you view your life? On November 7, 2015, I was involved in a car accident that could have ended my life. I was surprised that I was able to walk away without a scratch. I thanked God
Even though this happened two years ago, I can still remember every single detail. It was a wet, rainy morning. I woke up late and it seemed like everything was going wrong for me. After leaving my house, I realized I left my lunch sitting on the kitchen counter. Immediately, I turned around to go back home. As I was driving, my car started spinning out of control. Everything was happening so fast, I was afraid for my life. After a few minutes of spinning, my car landed in the ditch. I couldn’t get out of the driver’s side door so I quickly tried to get out on the passenger’s side. As I found my way out of the car I took a moment to look around at what happened. This event was something that I could not explain. After looking around, I realized that it was nothing but God that kept me here. There was a tree that was so close to my car. What if my car had landed into that tree? What if another car was coming down the road while my car was spinning out of control? In the blink of an eye my life could have ended but God allowed me to walk away from this alive. All I could do was just look up in the sky and thank Him for allowing me to survive this tragic event.
There were so many lessons that I learned throughout this tragic event. The first lesson was to appreciate life because you never know when it will be taken away. Even though I damaged my car, I was lucky to be alive. God could have made it so that I didn’t survive this accident. So for that, I praised God for keeping me safe. It is easy to take life for granted. God wakes us up in the morning and keeps us safe throughout the day and we don’t even give Him praise for that. You just never know how your life can change.
I also learned that God gives us a wake up a call. Throughout the day all I could do was blame myself for the accident. I thought of all the things I could have done differently. This taught me to not rush but take my time so that I can live a safer life. It also taught me to live a better life that is more pleasing to God. I thought about how I can serve God more and become a better person. I definitely want to be ready when God calls me home. Now I attend church regularly, study God’s word, and strive to be a better person.
Additionally, the fact that God saved me allowed me to realize that my life has a purpose. Just days before my accident, I felt down because I couldn’t figure out what my purpose was in life. I would constantly ask God to give me a sign of direction he wanted me to go in. The accident allowed me to see the direction I need to go in. I realized that God allowed me to survive this accident so that I can tell others about how wonderful and miraculous God is. Now my life is fulfilled because I love to tell others about the wonderful things He has brought me through.
I’ve never been one to believe in miracles but my story is a true testament that miracles do happen. This miraculous morning brought so many wonderful lessons to my life and it has allowed me to become a more appreciative, spiritual, and fulfilled person. I love the Lord because He turned my miraculous morning into my marvelous testimony.
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