One of my best trips to California was in 2011. My oldest daughter worked in corporate and I tagged along to one of her meetings in LA. While she was in meetings, I was out living my best life! I decided to go to the Price is Right. This was my 2nd time on the show and I was determined to win a car for my son! My faith was so strong! I just knew I was going to be chosen.
I arrived to the studio super early, I was the 3rd person in line! I said “Yep, I got this! Number 3 is a great number! I’m bound to win!” I even ended up on the front row! At this point, I was confident that I was going to be called up and win that car! Wouldn’t you know, the first name they called was mine!!!! I ran on the stage so fast OMG! I was almost in tears until I saw another lady run on the opposite side of the stage! Drew Carey stopped the music. This was probably THE most embarrassing moment of my entire life! Let me explain what happened: my husband and I had written a book years ago, but we published it using pseudonyms. My pseudonym was Lisa King and the name that was called on the Price is Right was LISA KING! During this period, my husband and I had been traveling a lot to promote the book, so I guess in the back of my mind I started to think Lisa King was somehow really my name.
However, I was given a 2nd chance-during the commercial break. They played the music and the announcer said “Patrice Baker, come on down! You’re the next contestant on The Price is Right!” I didn’t act so excited this time because I just knew they had to be joking. But Drew Carey said “No, come on up,” so I slowly walked up. However, he said that he would give me a chance to win $100 dollars and I did, in fact, win $100 on the first spin.
Although I wasn’t actually called that first time, I can’t help but rejoice in the fact that when God calls my name, I will know it! I’m His first choice! He chose to call me his daughter – He chose me before the foundations of the world!
“You did not choose me, but I chose you” (John 15:16)
You were not chosen because you came; you came because you were chosen. That’s what Jesus said: “All that the Father gives me will come to me. . . . Yours they were, and you gave them to me” (John 6:37; 17:6).
Then he sent his Son to purchase me, bought me a price! The price was just right, too!
He knows my name, even when I forget it. I’m so encouraged to know that I am His first choice. I’m God’s Girl Treasyb and one day the corridors of Heaven will welcome me in! God makes ALL of us feel like we are His prized possession!
Thank You God, For Choosing Me!