You ever have a cringeworthy, slap your forehead, shake your head moment (or moments) where you wish you could just crawl in a hole? I recall a *ahem* a few. Times where I had not sought God’s help or wisdom, and in my lack of wisdom, did not even know it.
Years ago, when I got out of the military and was really searching for a job–at that point any job–I managed to get myself a job as a receptionist. And also of note, I had very little skill as a receptionist. Yup no coffee making, no faxing, setting up conference rooms, no letter writing or note taking, or even how to answer phones properly. I was skilled in the job I had in the military. Yet, I held onto it for dear life because I did not expect to get much better. Ever done that? Sometimes we can hold onto something that is not a good fit at all. Those people were miserable and I was miserable, lol. So many stories, yet for another time.
Anyhow, ultimately I was uh let go from that job, following several uh missteps. The main thing I learned after getting a better job that fit my skills (with over twice the pay) is a lesson that I am continuing to learn: Seek God for the Answer. He loves us and is constantly moving us to the bigger better and grander (if you allow Him) because He is a Good God.
I did not seek Him when I was searching for a job, but when I was ‘let go,’ I was then able to Let God. He led me to the right plans and ideas and had me dig in faith for a much better job.
This lesson I am reminded of because there are no coincidences…
As I am writing again and now singing again, the lessons I am learning is that He truly is the Source. If I am having missteps, perhaps I am not seeking Him for my hopes and (larger) dreams. What say you?
Scripture on seeking the Lord that continues to resonate with me:
James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
Music that resonates this week: