This month of April, we will feature some of the chapters from Dr. Kim's book "7 Secrets to an Awesome Marriage." You may order your copy of the book here.
Nancy grew up in Texas and went to high school in Houston. She wanted to go to the University of Texas and made her plans to do that. I grew up in Oklahoma City and graduated from high school two years before she did. As a college freshman, I went out of state to a college in Missouri. We were miles apart and had no idea that the other existed.
A few weeks before Nancy was to begin her freshman year of college, she decided to change her plans and attend Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.
Let me rewind my story a little bit. During my senior year of high school, I became good friends with a guy who was going to Texas Christian University on a golf scholarship. We both graduated and went our separate ways. As I finished the first semester of my freshman year of college in Missouri, I was miserable. I did not like the school and was homesick. I wanted out. Many of my friends were at the University of Oklahoma, but my parents did not want me to go there until my junior year. So there I was, halfway through my first year of college with no place to go. It was then that Texas Christian University became an option. My parents liked the idea. I applied and got accepted, and by the middle of January, I was a student there. A year and a half later, Nancy came on campus—and the rest is history.
God brought us together. None of the circumstances that brought Nancy and I to that blind date in college were coincidences. It was too improbable that all those things would fall into place, and we did not orchestrate any of it. It was totally and completely a God deal from day one.
If and when God has someone for you, He does not need any help in getting the two of you together. His plans are always accomplished.