Friday, April 12, 2013

We Are Here For A Purpose {Five Minute Friday}

Five Minute FridayToday I am joining my friends and Lisa-Jo again for Five Minute Friday. If you’re new here (welcome!) the rules are simple: Write, don’t edit, link your post to her page, and then share the encouragement like wildfire. You can do that, I know you can.


The prompt this week is:   Here

GO!

As I sit here at my office, I have to kind of chuckle at just how God’s ways and timing are perfect even when we can’t see it.


Let me explain:

I have worked outside the home all of my adult life. About 3 years ago I had grow weary of the rat race and daily grind. However, with a daughter about to go off to college I know quitting was not an option. I actually enjoyed the work I was doing so I didn’t want to change jobs either. I love my co-workers so I wasn’t sure what the problem was. I caught myself saying way to often, as I would plop down at my desk, “I hate being here.” I had begin to take my position for granted. Then the first bomb dropped. In November 2011 I was told my job would be moving out of state. Yes I would be offered the opportunity to move with my work but for family reasons I knew I could not. To say the next 14 months have stressful would be a major understand.

I tell you story only as a background to tell you how God taught to be happy with my “here”. No matter where or what the “here” is.

During the months of not know if I would be out of work for the first time in over 25 years, God taught me how blessed I was in so many ways:

• That I had a husband and family that loved me for who I was not what I did.
• That I had a friends that supported me with love and prayers
• That I had put to much of my self-esteem in what I did for a living
• That He would provide as He always had
• The most important thing that He has taught me is that He is God and I am not

God holds us all in the palm of His hand. Nothing comes to us that has not already passed through Him. All we are required to do is to worship, serve and bring glory to Him no matter our “here”

STOP!

PS – Praise God - I have been blessed with a new job within the same company and one that is staying in my same city.



26 comments:

  1. God is so good! I can totally understand as I worked in a profession for 25 years and then retired. Now I find myself back at work in a different type of work when I thought this part of my life was over. But God had other plans for me. I'm learning to be grateful and open to what He has for me.

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

    http://www.heartchoices.com/2013/04/five-minute-friday-here.html

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  2. Such great news that God provided in such a wonderful way! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. He has always provided so I don't know why I worry and doubt

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  3. Great post today! Stopping in from Lisa-Jo's FMF link up! Have a blessed weekend!

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  4. So true that He can do so much in us no matter where our "here" is or what it looks like...love this post! Blessings, friend...enjoy your weekend! And awesome news about the job...praise Him. :)

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    1. He has been working in my heart so much trough this job change. I am excite to see the next step He has planned

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  5. May you always be at peace in your here.

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    1. I am learning to be at peace. I may not be there yet but I am headed that way.

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  6. Isn't it amazing how when we're faithful to him, he always provides? Congrats on being able to stay within the company and not move!!

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  7. OH I needed this reminder! That God is here - while I'm waiting. But you know, He's also there: ahead of me, preparing a way before me - and I'm thankful for that promise!

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    1. Glad He used me as your reminder.

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  8. Great encouragement! My hubby is going through a job transition too...but it's taking us to a different state. Yet, I see God's hand in the details. Love the truth you shared HERE ;)

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    1. Our decision to move or not was a hard one but it came down to putting God and family first.

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  9. This is one of those "write it down so you can look back when you're not trusting God" stories. Sometimes I feel like a hamster running on his wheel. God provides, but when the next thing comes along I forget what He has already done and fret again. Thank you for sharing! God's plan and timing is perfect!

    Christy @ A Heartening Life
    www.ahearteninglife.com

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    1. Not only have I written it down to remind me I have been sharing it with all I can.

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  10. ... for sure, in contentment there is great gain ...

    Linda

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  11. The here and the now can be quite difficult, but it's a good thing to learn to be content in all situations with peace and joy.

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    1. Learning to be content in the situation normally comes when I finally realize I am not in control

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  12. God always provides, whether we believe it will happen or not! He will truly bless us, every time.

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  13. We've been there that stress is crazy. Love that you remember what was the most important.

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  14. I liked the last paragraph. It's such a great reminder. Amen to praising no matter what the HERE looks like! It's a hard thing to accomplish during some of life's hardest moments, but makes life easier on us we do. I am glad you were able to have the job thing work out. It's good to see how God provides when things can look bleak to us in the present. Also- the line where you said about our self esteem relying too much on what we do for a living rings true. I think part of that (at least in my feeling) is because the world tends to measure us and our success as people by the income we make or the jobs/careers we have. Society can put too much stock on how people look on paper!

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