Thursday, February 13, 2014
One door closes, two more open!!!
Our God is an awesome God! There is nothing else to say to that.
You know over the last few months we have been shown over and over just how gracious and amazing He is. We struggle and we cry and we want to hide our heads and never come out, but one thing we know for sure, and that is that God is always there.
The hardest part of all this is knowing and trusting in the fact that even if we don't see Him at work, that He is indeed working on our behalf.
So we go for a job interview, and we think it went great and we have this feeling that we are going to get it, only to be told that they decided to go with someone else. It's a strike to a person's ego, for sure. You feel unwanted, you feel neglected, you feel that you aren't good enough and the human reaction is to lash out and withdraw into ourselves.
But you see, I have learned over the years that, that same reaction is exactly why things don't happen. The minute we snap out of it, and decide "right, this is in God's hands and the job we want is out there and will come when HE sees fit", that is when the doors start opening.
Oh and do they ever open, and just to really reiterate the fact that we NEED to trust and have faith, not only does one little door open but more than one and more than what we ever expected.
I've been very vocal about my husband's struggles since retiring from the military. It hasn't been easy, but I'm not going to repeat that again, I've stated that here on the blog ad nauseum.
But here's the thing...he was starting to feel overwhelmed and helpless, and the more he felt that way, the more he withdrew into himself. I was worried that he was heading into a depression, until last week when I finally took him out of the house and had a very serious talk with him. I needed him to focus on the good, and stop focusing on the negative.
He didn't exactly take my words very easily, it's not easy for a man to do so. But he listened and realized that what he needed to do was stop fighting, stop pushing, stop panicking and START trusting that God was working on is behalf.
Last night, he was offered two jobs, a full time management position and a part time position at our local base. Are you kidding me???
THIS is what I was trying to tell him all along. The minute you give up and give in to God, that is when you'll see things happening.
So now, my husband, after these few months, has two jobs lined up. I couldn't be more proud, because he'll be working two jobs as well as going to school full time.
It's not going to be easy, it will be long hours, it will be sacrifices, but it will be worth it in the end. And to see my husband happy and relaxed and with a smile on his gorgeous face, is all that matters to me.
To you my dear friends, I give my heartfelt thanks for all the support, all the words of encouragement and the relentless praying. We may not know each other in real life, but I have made lifelong friends through my blog and I'm proud to call you all my friends :)
Moral of the story? Let go and let God. I know, easier said than done, but when He's shown you over and over that He always comes through, it's quite ridiculous to keep fighting isn't it?