Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." If I can see it, is it really faith? If I have a hand in making it happen, is it faith? Great questions for sure! Here's what I do know: 1) God knows my needs 2) God is for me and not against me 3) God is my provider and protector and 4) And every one of God's promises will come to pass. The season I'm in is so good for me, as it pushes me toward God and strengthens my faith in Him. I'm learning to rest in His goodness and peace, while winning the battle against failure and discouragement. What I can tell you right now is that God has my life in His hands and has everything under control. People ask me how I'm doing and if I'm OK? My answer to that is simple, true and gives me peace. I'm doing good, my relationship with Him is growing even deeper, and my walk of faith is strong. I must never forget that faith is a muscle which must be exercised daily :)
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
No news yet on the job scene, but I continue turning in applications on a daily basis to companies. As I knock on employment doors, I don't simply want a job, but the right job that God has for me. Over the past month as the job search has ramped up, I am learning many things on a daily basis. I've decided to share a few of them with you in no particular order. Firstly, the old saying, "It's not what you know but who you know" couldn't be more true. In looking for a job, if you know someone or have a connection, it can open up lots of doors for you. This is so much more true than I could have imagined. Secondly, I have run across some people who care way more about you and who you are as a person than what you do, have, or could do. Too many times all a person is interested in is what you can do. How sad when this is their focus. As good leaders know, if you care for, empower and strengthen a person, they will become a better employee and help build the organization. Thirdly, discouragement is a vicious enemy when looking for a job. It seems to be at every turn, knocking on the door, just to remind you about how things are going and how much of a failure you are. I couldn't imagine going through this without the Lord, who is my strength, shield and lifter of my head. Some close friends recently reminded me of Jeremiah 29:11 and Hebrews 6:10. Both were just what I needed at the right time. Thank you to you both :) And finally, it's hard work looking for a job. It takes endurance, perseverance, strength, strategy, timing and a lot of God. Anyone who thinks sitting at home waiting for the call will get you a job is probably still unemployed and sitting at home. You have to be a go-getter! Chase your dreams and knock every door you can! And listen for God's still, small voice as He whispers how much He loves you and cares about you :) Continue to pray for me in this season of my life and the faith-filled journey of following Christ.