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In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. (Proverbs 16:9)

Originally, I was working towards a career in investment banking. My plans revolved around anything with the highest payoff. Because money.

Then I meandered into the field of Information Technology in Higher Education and grew too specialized to escape. I figured it was one of life’s detours that could’ve ended up a lot worse. So…

For all intents and purposes, I am content.

These past few weeks, I’ve been at conferences where I had the distinct privilege of presenting on behalf of my university’s IT department.

It was at the Annual Computing Conference where I learned that God had strategically placed me where I’m at today.

Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. (Proverbs 19:21)

Our current CIO had recently put in his official resignation and will be leaving at the end of the semester. And as I was talking with the interim CIO, I found out he went to seminary school.

Throughout the duration of my time at the Annual Computing Conference, I saw a majority of the higher ups on our team bow their head in prayer before each meal.

Since IT is a field with more than its share of arrogance, seeing all those who held positions of power in our department give thanks to the Lord was an affirmation.

The plans I had for myself never came to fruition. Thank God.