Its been awhile since I’ve posted. And honestly, it’s mostly because I’ve had a difficult and yet very eye-opening few months. And because of this, I decided to step back for a short while and just evaluate my whole EVERYTHING. Now that I’m finally ready to get back in the saddle and back to my blogging, I decided to share with you about my own journey through some storms in my own life recently.
Be Careful of What you Ask For
God’s Timing is Not Necessarily Our Timing
So Many Questions, So Few Answers
Take Time to See the Blessings Everyday
As I look back on it now, I realize that had I not lost my job suddenly, I would not have taken the time to go down there and visit with them and would not have had that precious time. I didn’t know it at the time, of course, but I now realize the wisdom God has and how He orchestrated this timing just perfectly. It’s hard to be grateful in times of despair and uncertainty. But those are the times when we, as Christians need to take the time to be grateful and thank Him for the trials in our lives. Because without those trials and obstacles we have to overcome, we become stale and stagnant in our walk. We become immune to the everyday things that we take for granted in our lives. Sometimes It is hard to make sense of things that happen in our lives that don’t immediately make sense to us. I wanted to be mad at God. I wanted to be mad at the situation. And I wanted to be mad at those that ultimately were the reason behind me losing my job. But now, I realize that I am absolutely, utterly and completely grateful.
It has now been four months since that fateful day. There have been many exciting things happening in my life lately (check back here for more on those in a later post! 😊). I am now working for a company that I love (and pays better). The job fits me perfectly and it’s amazing how many opportunities that God has opened up for me once I was free of my old one. I still miss the people I worked with at my former job, but I do NOT miss the feeling of being “stuck” in a position with no way out. I do NOT miss the feeling of being expendable. And I most certainly do NOT miss being underappreciated. But enough about that. I don’t want to make this into a negative thing. I made a choice to be thankful and grateful for everything that has happened and it has changed my life. The next time, you are faced with an unexpected bump in the road, keep your eyes open, because God just might be orchestrating things behind the scenes in order to provide you with better things in the future.
Daddy, this post is dedicated to you…I miss you terribly, but I thank you for EVERYTHING you taught me and did for me. I will love you and always be your little girl.