God has opened a door for me.
During my spring semester at Tech, I worked at a place called Battery Joe. I did the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivables in their corporate office downtown. Now don’t get me wrong, I appreciated the job and the income, but something didn’t fit. I just didn’t enjoy it and therefore did not put my best effort into the tasks I was given. I knew this was not where God wanted me and decided to take a leap of faith and quit.
I knew I could return to my hometown to stay with my family for the summer and hoped to find a job there. As my last 2 weeks wound down at Battery Joe, I had still not found a job and began to panic. I needed an income so that I could continue to pay the rent on my apartment, and save money for next year as the Fall approached and I moved into my new house. I asked everyone I knew if they knew of any job openings and nobody could help me. I stressed big time and lost sight of God’s faithfulness. Two days before returning home, my old boss from the summer before (who switched companies recently) contacted me and told me he had a job waiting for me. Whew! I was saved.
I began working at an oilfield company yesterday and was put at the receptionist desk to fill in for the week. I began to wonder if I was just going to be sitting at a desk all summer doing random tasks for whoever needed my help. But today, I was given the opportunity to help the company in a big way - an engineer asked me to help him with a project. I will be helping him throughout the summer and will get to learn all about how the system works and what is involved in the day to day activity. How exciting! Then another guy in productions asked for my help also. Look at all this experience I’ll be getting!! I was informed that after filling in for the receptionist this week, I’ll be getting my own office and computer to pitch my flag and begin this new journey. I’m really liking the company and hoping for a possible future here!
So once again, God’s timing prevails and I’m the idiot that worried for nothing. I couldn’t help but share how good He has been to me.
Reminding myself to trust in Him today. And everyday.
Lots of love,
PS they forced me to join the softball team. I’ve never played before. This should be fun.
I’ve been going through the “Jesus Calling” devotional book this year. Today it took me to Lamentations 3. This book has always been known to be sad and dark, but it teaches us that we go through seasons of lonely times only to be lifted up by the Lord in his unfailing love for us. In this chapter, Jeremiah tells us of the afflictions he has received from the Lord. He lists many sufferings as he describes this awful time. It seems dark and lonely, without a way out. But then in verses 20 we can see the Lord pull him through this anguish:
"I will never forget this awful time, as I grieve over my loss. Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. I say to myself, “the Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in Him!" -Lamentations 3:20-24
What joy we can find in this. Jeremiah seemed defeated and forgotten, but nope. He found new strength in the Lord. He tells us that he called upon the Lord and cried for help, “Yes you came when I called; you told me, ‘Do not fear’” (Lam 3:57).
This chapter has taught me that even when all hope seems lost, we can trust in God’s plan for us. He will supply us with what we need when we need it. So often we try to plan our lives to go according to the way we think they should. I am a huge planner, I like to be organized and know what is about to happen. But I need to remind myself that God directs my paths and does it in a way that will ultimately be best for my life. I need to depend on his plan and his timing rather than my own selfish desire to be in control.
"The Lord is good to those who depend on Him, to those who search for Him. So it is good to wait quietly for salvation from the Lord." -Lamentations 3:25,26
Let’s wait for the Lord today and make our choices one at a time. Let’s trust the Lord to supply our needs and try to focus on his presence. Let’s give our future to God and depend on his will and timing for our life. And most of all, Lets DARE TO HOPE.
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I’ve fallen in love with this song. It’s so simple and sincere. I love it when music makes you feel something. When it forces you to stop, listen, and feel. It’s beautiful.
I’m starting this blog because my mom told me that I need to start journalling. But aren’t we all supposed to learn from each other’s mistakes? So why not make my “diary” public and let you all in on my life. My likes. Dislikes. Struggles. Hopes. Fears. Loves. Laughs. Passions. And everything in between. Here’s to hoping you enjoy my words and to the possibility of inspiring others.