Monday, January 18, 2010

To Understand why - submit & apply

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



Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Sheryl, I'm in awe of your obedience and courage. As you know, I have been laid off since July and the panic grips me, not knowing where this will all end. Yet, knowing that you have taken a risk, unknown but feeling certain that this was the move to take, I admire you. I hope you love the new job and that the door opens for you have permanency.

Frau said...

Good luck in your new journey....I'm sure it will be a wonderful new turn in life.

Ina in Alaska said...

Good luck Sheryl! You listened both to your faith and your "inner voice", both good to do!! I agree that this path can be the way to new opportunities... It is also wonderful that your soon-to-be former employer is keeping you onboard for the transition....much love to you in your journey, friend! xoxo

Joyce said...

Sheryl, many blessings as you begin your new journey. I too am in awe how you listen to the voice even if maybe you didn't agree. I try my hardest to enjoy the moment and when things don't go as "I" would like them, I count my blessings for what I have. Keep us posted. xo

RCUBEs said...

We know that being obedient pleases Him. Just remain trusting in Him though it's not easy on your part...but the great thing is that you are willing to follow where He is leading you. May God bless and protect you and give you discernment at all times.

Ginger Jasper said...

I am in awe of your courage and think that your faith is ery strong and will carry you through.. Carol and GJ x

Suz said...

I am soooo excited for you. It sounds just right to me.

It's hard when God makes us submit our will to His. But when you do, good things happen.

I am praying for you.