Are coincidences signs from God?

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Jun 17, 2018
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The bible says it is an evil generation that seeks after a sign. But what if I wasn't seeking a sign? What if I'm minding my own business and some coincidental even happens? For instance if I had prayed about something and then the pastor preaches a sermon on the same topic, or what if i wanted to go somewhere but i didn't want to go by myself and then someone invites me to go to said place with them? Am I right to say God is talking to me or He's showing me signs that He's with me and know my thoughts? Or is it the devil trying to lead me astray?

Have you experienced anything like this, and how did you interpret it?
 

OstrichSmiling

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The bible says it is an evil generation that seeks after a sign. But what if I wasn't seeking a sign? What if I'm minding my own business and some coincidental even happens? For instance if I had prayed about something and then the pastor preaches a sermon on the same topic, or what if i wanted to go somewhere but i didn't want to go by myself and then someone invites me to go to said place with them? Am I right to say God is talking to me or He's showing me signs that He's with me and know my thoughts? Or is it the devil trying to lead me astray?

Have you experienced anything like this, and how did you interpret it?
The wise magi followed the sign of Christ's birth. The star of Bethlehem.
Don't think that the scripture in Matthew 11 is speaking against signs from God. In context it is not doing that at all. Read here please.

I find the more I let go and trust God to guide my steps the more I find that even the littlest events that seem to be in my life and making things go bad are actually fortuitous. I think God speaks to us always and sometimes coincidence is one method.
Maybe keep a journal of your life and see if you notice a synchronous thread that appears in the events that transpire. As if things happening or coincidences, are all carrying one characteristic among them. I've done this myself and I find when looking back that all the little things add up to one giant message pointing out one simple thing I need to recognize and address in my life.

Sometimes I've said, well God if you're sending a message taking a finger and writing it out on my wall would be a great idea right about now Lord! I can paint over it later once I get it. :giggle:
Seriously, it has gotten that convoluted at times.
Then one day I took a deep breath and relaxed. And it was like God thumbed through this Rolodex he'd put in my memory. And all these cards where his thumb stopped were memories I was seeing run through my mind. They all had similar characteristics, and I saw my responses at the same time. And then at that last "card", I got it. I saw that common thread, theme, in all those cards.
And this happened just when it turns out I was facing right then and there another similarity to those past "cards".
So , going with what I saw myself doing in the past in that recall, I in an instant chose to do something different. Something new.
And to this day over a decade later I've never seen that coincidence, that similarity to things past, come up again.

God talks to us all the time. What we have to do is to stop talking to ourselves and watch for what he has to say. :)
 

MrH59

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GOD speaks to us when we stop to listen, I believe that He has a plan for our life and maybe they aren't any coincidence, I agree with Ostrichsmiling, I wish I could have said it that good. If you are seeking GOD you will know if satan is trying to lead you astray. Put on the full armor of GOD. Yes I have experienced this and love it when happens.
 
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Its not a yes or no answer. I've had things I thought were coincidences end up from God and things from God I thought were coincidences.
Just have to pray and ask for confirmation and testing it against the bible.