Well, I guess that wasn’t it….
The job I interviewed for, and that I thought was a great fit for my skills and the needs of my family turned out to not be God’s plan for me. I’m disappointed and frustrated, but I know that God has a plan.
Have you ever wished that God would just throw a big, ole flashing sign in your face saying “MY WILL… THIS WAY –>>” ?
I know I have! I remember years ago, when I was still single. I prayed about a new guy who had come to our church. I really wanted a relationship, so I asked God to make His will perfectly clear regarding this young man and myself. Within two weeks he had moved to Texas. I’d say God made himself pretty clear! 🙂
God hasn’t always responded that clearly to me, but I remain confident that he has responded, and that he has a plan.
In James chapter one it says:
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter
various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith
I have to confess that I have not always considered my trials a joy. It’s only when I look back that I can see God’s work in preparing me for different things. I’ve had to laugh when people have called me strong, because I know that the strength is certainly not mine! You can find the source of my strength in 2 Corinthians chapter 4:
But we have this treasure in jars of clay
to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed….
As the old hymn goes, “Many things about tomorrow, I don’t seem to understand. But I know who holds tomorrow, and I know who holds my hand.”
May God bless us all as he continues to give us strength for the journey…