Friday, June 27, 2014

Looking for Direction?

Scripture art used by permission from Cheri Johnson of AlteredIris

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)
 
My husband has undergone two major surgeries in the past 2 years. I don’t have to tell you, with the state of insurance policies these days, we were facing some pretty hefty co-pays.  I’ve been retired from the outside work force for several years, but the mounting medical bills were forcing me to wonder whether I should go back to work to help pay them off. Job hunting was not something I was looking forward to. If I was going to go back to work, I preferred a job I would love doing, one with hours that work with my part-time work-from-home job. One that would pay well and still give me the freedom to meet with my blogging group once a week and time to write. Not asking much, right?

The prospects of finding that kind of job seemed dim, so I did what any self-respecting Christian would do – I prayed.  Although I know God can do anything, I have to confess, I had doubts about Him providing that perfect job. Good thing that God knows I really do trust Him in spite of my doubts!

A few weeks after I began praying about a new job, a friend (who didn’t know I was looking for a job) emailed me and asked if I would be interested in working as an administrative assistant to the Arizona Director of Women’s Ministry in our district office.  That sounded like a job that would be perfect for me, but I held off on the excitement until I could interview with the Director – someone I had not met.

Too make a long story short…(is it too late for that?)…I got the job! It was just the amount of hours I was looking for, my work days were flexible, it paid well and my new “boss” is a wonderfully sweet woman.

Does God direct our paths when we acknowledge Him and seek His will? You bet He does – in the best way possible!
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