Hi guys, I have a question for all of you, as to a mysterious coincidental happening in my life:
"One day I was in the Wal-Mart parking lot and my dad and I met a man and started talking to him, and found out he was a Christian, etc... And for a split second the flow of the conversation cuts and he says, "If you stay where you're at God will continue to bless you." I thought, hmm, this is interesting, because it doesn't match the flow of the conversation. Then I figured, "Maybe it's God speaking to me." Later on my dad and I met a guy at the park who was a preacher apparently, and he was openly saying that he was speaking from God and saying almost the same thing, "If you stay where you're at, God will bless you." Okay, interesting. Two guys, two different experiences, same words. Then it happens again at church in youth group one night. Preacher gets up and says, to the general audience, "If you stay where you're at, God will continue to bless you." How do I explain these occurrences?"
So, 3 different people who don't know eachother happen to tell me these statements almost verbatim on 3 separate occasions. (And I have a sharp memory, so I'm sure I'm getting my facts right.) Is this some sort of confirmation bias? Or another bias? Can chance explain it? Or is this some common phrase that I don't know about?
I have been trying to alter my beliefs concerning "God" (Biblegod) for some time now, though this one has been a bit of a stumbler for me. I don't know how to resolve it.