Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Everyday Niceties

God led me to the perfect job four months ago, and I still marvel at His match.

Four months ago, I was nearing the end of my savings account. After not having a job for about three months, things were pretty tense around my household. My parents were worried I wasn't going to be able to continue paying my bills, plus they were a wee bit tired of my lazy bum sitting around the house doing nothing. (Not that I can blame them!) I began actively searching for a job at the end of October and gave the situation entirely to my Father in heaven. I knew with my previous two jobs I had gotten "all on my own" and hated them immensely. So, this time I made the heart decision to do it God's way. I've been happy with my job ever since :)

Today was another perfect reminder of how blessed I am to work at Staples. I was SICK. I don't know why, but I knew that at any moment I could barf and I had a massive headache. But I went into work anyway, because I feel guilty just thinking about calling in.

As soon as I walked in the door people were asking me what was wrong.
For an hour and a half they twisted my arm until I finally agreed to go home early. (:
These people care. It's truly amazing to me and I thank God daily for my job.

In retrospect I can look back on these past four months and actually SEE what happens when I trust God. Fantastic things happen :) I pray that I can continue to do His will instead of my own, because things work far much better when I go with God.

Anyone else ever had this epiphany?

Well, I'm off to bed to get some more sleep. I have tests tomorrow :( That I haven't studied for... oh dear, maybe that's why I'm sick! :P

In His Love,
Samantha! :)


Feminine Grace said...

Thanks for commenting over at Roses in His Hands...

Hope you will continue to be encouraged in the Lord by all that is posted!

Keep living for Him!

Dragonflysoul said...

ok, you have no idea how "on time" this post of yours is! i actually got teary-eyed reading it because i've been praying about my job situation for a long time.

my current job is, well...let's just say i have been ready to leave it for a long time. i am grateful that God led me here (almost 4 yrs ago) - i could see God all through the process of me getting this job.
and since then, i've learned so so much at this place. but i know, and have known for some time now, that my season here is over. my spirit has been restless and unsettled and i long for more. the prob is i have no idea where to move on to next, and i've let that fear of not finding the right job, hating my next job, or not being qualified enough to do the next job, cause me to stay fixed here too long.

your post encouraged me. i actually was just talking about this with my step-dad on Sunday also. so that's 2 people now through whom God is speaking to me about this job stuff. i'm going to just let go and pray that He leads me to the perfect place He has for me. and He will qualify me, open doors for me (and close the wrong ones also). i just have to trust.

i'm glad He has provided such a great place for you also! thank you for sharing this.