In my last post, I gave you a shortened version of how I ended up in Harrisburg and the job I’m in now. I truly believe God pruned me over the summer to prepare my heart and mind to go. Saying yes to the job offer meant putting my full trust and faith in God.
“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)
This Scripture makes it clear that we must submit ourselves and trust in God, but it’s definitely easier said than done!
Rewind six months before I was offered the job position in another city. While home on Spring Break, my family and I had a conversation about my upcoming graduation and pending job search. They asked me if I would be willing to relocate. Immediately, I said "HECK NO!" I was quite happy with my life in the greater Philadelphia area. At the time, I was in a relationship, had a great apartment that I had been sharing with a friend from my undergrad days, a church I was plugged into, friends, and all the professional connections and contacts I thought I needed to find the right job. Why in the world would I give up all the comforts and supports I had in the Philadelphia area??? Little did I know the plans God had in store for me…
So fast forward back to the job offer in September…I received the call on a Friday afternoon and was allowed to take the weekend to think about the offer. The first call was to my mom. I was a complete basket case. The first thing she asked me was, “Did you pray about it?” My answer was no, I had called her as soon as I hung up phone with the recruiter! The thought to pray was the furthest thing from my mind! She suggested that I pray and call my pastor, which I did. After praying with my pastor over the phone, I determined it wouldn’t hurt to pursue the offer a bit further. The next week, I told the recruiter that I was interested in learning more about the position. Before I knew it, I was scheduled for an in-person interview. If you read my last post, you know how the interview process ended!
I have once again been shown the grace of God as I put my trust in Him. I know that I am nowhere near perfect, and I still have my doubts and fears. Trusting God is an ongoing process for all of us, but keep the words of Woody Allen in mind, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.” If that's the case, I can’t tell you how many times I made God laugh by telling Him my plans.
It’s time to let go and let God be in control.
See you in the round!