Anything that you see, that impresses you about me, is all God. ~ Me.
God is teaching me that HE has been in control of my journey and I am safe in Him. Every good thing, every gift comes from Him and is a result of His initiation, prompting and completion.
I’ve been interviewing for a certain job for the past 3 weeks. During the interview process, I’ve covered a lot a ground about myself and realize once again that God is so amazing! Of course interviewers are looking for accomplishments, application of past experience and how that will work in the position, along with the gifts, talents and abilities you have to offer. If you’re not careful you can begin to think rather highly of yourself. Pride is always waiting at my door, and likely at yours too.
As I awoke this morning, after engaging yesterday in what I think is the last of the interviews, I had many thoughts. One was concerning the question I was often asked toward the end, “So, do you have any questions for us?” While I did have questions and asked a few, I realized today that my nature would be to ask lots of questions, gather statistics, gain algorithms, and try and figure everything out; I’ve lived this way all my life. I believe the Holy Spirit kept me from asking too many questions. Why you ask?
Throughout my 36 years of following after my Lord, Jesus, I’m realizing on each new journey that He has everything figured out. After I do what I should, I need to simply trust Him; I come to Him as a little child, knowing He is directing me. I’m attempting daily to do that, and now again with this 2-3 month long job search. This trusting goes against my nature, yet in my spirit I feel strength and His favor.
When I look back at the many ways in which God has worked miraculously in my life and family, I see each time that it was a step-by-step process. Trying to figure it all out ahead of time would have been futile. I would not have participated in the many adventures God took me through if I had figured it out first. One good example is living in Romania for almost a year while adopting our four children. It would never have happened if I had known everything upfront, I could not have handled it. But God…
I’m rejoicing today in His grace, knowing I am His child and in His care. That’s all I need. He’ll place me where He wants me to serve. We’ll see what God has in store for me at this next turn. I’m rejoicing in His goodness while I’m waiting.
 James 1:17 (ESV) Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
Photo Credit: Pixabay, Demary (my granddaughters).