I heard those words in church today. Those words fit so perfect in my world right now and give me the encouragement I need to move forward.
As I've mentioned before I don't know how stable my job is, we have had lay offs, cut back of hours, and several other red flags. I have been looking for another job for the last couple of months through a placement agency. Thursday I received a strange call from the placement agency about a position that was brought to my attention last week. I turned it down last week because it is only a temporary. Once this position was brought to my attention a second time I felt like I needed to pay attention.
I received the call Thursday morning and interviewed (in jeans no less) over my lunch hours.
Still not understanding the course of events I went in to my boss's office to give my notice. I know this will put my employer in a bind for a while until my position has been filled again, however, I feel that I am doing what is best for my family.
Things still don't make a lot of sense to me, I am going from a permanent job to a temporary. But for all I know the temporary will be more stable then my current - only God knows.
I feel like God has his hands on my shoulders turning my in the direction He wants me to take. I am in the dark not able to see where I am going but God does know where I am going. I put my trust in Him.
As it turns out, I will continue to work a few hours each day for my current employer to get them through this time. So now I actually have a second job which is really cool. B and I are currently working on the "snowball" effect to become debt free and the extra income will be great. God is so good.
I don't understand why God is putting me in a temporary job position and what will I do when that job comes to an end?
To fully understand why God is doing what He is in my life I need to submit to Him even when I don't understand. Tomorrow is the first day of this new journey He is taking me on. Actually maybe the first day of this journey really started last Thursday when I agreed to the interview. I can't help but wonder what He has planned for me and my family.
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