Does life have different paths?
I decide to take a particular road and am then involved in an accident. Life would be different.
If I had left just 10 seconds later, would I have missed that accident? Life would be different.
If I had taken a different road, would I have missed that accident? Life would be different.
You decide to go out for dessert; you sit at one particular table facing a particular direction, would we have met? Life would be different.
You could have walked a different route than you usually walk, would we have met? Life would be different.
A different path results in a different life, a different future.
If I had taken the route I usually take, you and I possibly would never have met. Life would be different.
If I had left a minute or two later you and I may not have met. Life would be different.
If you had chosen a different route, you and I may not have met. Life would be different.
This is something I struggle with - does life have different paths?
The bible talks about being "predestined" but just what does that mean? And how much of our day-to-day life is "predestined"?
I wonder about this because I have been a Christian all my life, and have been taught about predestination in church sermons over the years. But, how much of our life is prestestined? All of it? Every second? Every minute? Or just the overall story of our life - the beginning and the end?
Am I on the only possible path for my life?
Is there possibly another path that I can't possibly know, or be aware of, even if I'm on it?