I heard a story recently about Henry Ford. The story went something like this:
A small company was contracted to box up and transport transmissions for the Model A to the Ford factory. Mr. Ford had some curious demands from this transport company. He gave them specific instructions about what type of wood they were to make the transport boxes out of and even laid out exactly where they were to drill holes to screw the boxes together. This transport company didn’t know why Mr. Ford was so concerned about the boxes that the transmissions came in, but to get the contract they followed his instructions and started making boxes and transporting transmissions.
One day the owner of the transportation company rode along with a delivery driver and dropped off a load of transmissions at the factory. Shortly after arriving at the Ford assembly plant the owner began to realize why Mr. Ford was so particular about his transportation boxes.
As the transmissions were offloaded from the trucks a worker would unscrew the boxes and put the transmissions on the assembly line. What the workers then did with the empty boxes surprised the transportation company owner. The empty boxes were put into another pile and carefully taken apart where the tops and bottoms of the boxes were put in the floorboards of the Model A. And wouldn’t you know it, the screw holes matched up perfectly with where they needed to be to attach to the frame rails.
As you go through life, you may not know why you were cut a specific way, or why you have a screw hole in what seems like the most obscure place. But know this, we have a God who loves us and has infinitely more foreknowledge than Mr. Ford could have ever had. God is shaping and creating you to fill a specific part in His plan. Rejoice and take comfort knowing whatever circumstances we face, God is at work in us.