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