Some months back, I posted that I had entered a season of waiting,(http://wp.me/phEAM-89 ). Let me tell you – it was one of the most challenging seasons I have walked through. Not the hardest, certainly – that’s a story for another time – but challenging all the same. For one who likes to be at the helm of things and events around me, to have no control over who would grant an interview, who would see the merit in my working for them, and trying to discern where I was to be…was to say the least – hard!
I have always known that God would make it abundantly clear where my next adventure would lie, and that is would be in His time…and it is only now that I have started on that new path, can I look back and see all that has been happening to bring me to this point.
Easter was a particularly hard time for me – I had been hoping to have a new place of employ in time to spend the most Holy season in church with my love. But God had other plans. I, however, took the lack of interviews and even responses to my applications as a sign that I was doing something wrong, that God was using this time to show me the consequences of some past action…
However, the several sources of readings that I use for devotions kept highlighting the promise that God is constantly working behind the scenes. Two of the writers, on separate days referred to this. Then one of scripture readings did the same…coincidence, I think not! So, again armed with a peace about the process, yet still on the job hunt, I waiting and faithfully submitted my resume. Still nothing, or so I thought. About this time, in a very casual conversation – I learned that on of the mom’s from the ministry I was involved in was in the process of opening her own studio for her design business. She casually (I thought) said, “want a job?” I must admit – I hardly gave it a second thought. Thrilled for her, but being back in the service industry was not for me!
But, as the days approached for her targeted opening – she asked again, and promising I would pray about it, I did. And things changed. I got excited about the possibility of working outside of the Christian bubble. I thought about how fun to work with someone so completely creative and talented in her field. I realized that the learning would be intense, but a wonderful challenge…so I said if she would have me, “I think I need to say yes”. So, true to His promise (and repeated pattern in my life), God led the way to the job that would replace the one I was leaving. I find I have new energy, because I’m feeling a time of refreshing. Each day as a new challenge, and I learn more than I thought possible. I love the interactions with all kinds of fascinating people. I am so enjoying my new boss, she’s a joy to work with and for.
This past Sunday was my farewell at the church I have been serving, and the thoughtfulness and care that was crafted into the service – well, I came away with a grateful and humbled, very filled heart. Next Sunday, is the first “not just visiting” in my new church home, and I couldn’t be happier. I get to worship with my husband again, and after 4 years of having that only occassionally – I know know to treasure it as a gift. I am so looking forward to what the future holds – and I know that I can wait for Him so unfold it!