7"But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. 8He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit." Jeremiah 17:7-8
As I was spending time in the scripture this morning (Psalm 1:1-3) I came across the above verse, it was a reference to the verse I was reading. Many times I refer to the bottom of the page for more insight on what I've just read. Sometimes these words confirm what I thought I read, sometimes they makes me realize I was way off base and makes me think more about what I read, and sometimes I still just don't have a clue. The one thing I very seldom do is look up the scripture that is referenced in the explanation. Scripture that just may help clarify the verse even more to me. Today I felt lead to follow that scripture – Jeremiah 17:7-8.
God spoke volumes to me through this scripture-to trust Him. He has been sending me signals for a long time now to look for another job. I've seen these signs and recognized them, but I still fought the change. I kept hoping things would turn around for the better. I like what I'm doing there; I kept hoping I wouldn't have to go out of my comfort zone and l look for another job. I was like Jonah and kept running from what God wanted me to do. As I reflect back, I didn't think that was what I was doing but now it is very clear to me, I was running from the will of God.
I believe He has great things planned for me as is stated in Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you,plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
But in order for these great things to happen I need to be still, listen for Him, and trust in what He wants me to do and then like Nike puts it "JUST DO IT." Yes, easier said than done. With practice I also believe that will get easier too.
I took that leap of faith with confidence that I am following His will. Though it is a temporary position, I feel this is what God wants me to do. Things have fallen into place too easy. Because the offer came up so fast I really couldn't give the standard 2 weeks' notice that I feel is only right to give your employer when your leaving, so instead I am working part time between the two jobs for 2 weeks and will continue to help out my current employer at nights as a 2nd job – how great is that.
I appear to be catching on to the routine and tasks of the new job quickly. God has given me the confidence I need to just dive in and learn the work in an industry I have very little knowledge of. Everyone has been very supportive this first week and has told me several time that I will fit in just fine; Thank you God for that boost of confidence.
Only God knows what will happen after my temporary position is over but I do trust that He has great things planned for me.