Thursday, June 9, 2011

God is always there...

Hello friends! So many blessings are happening around us right now with our family! Like I mentioned in the previous post, Corey's oldest sister had her second son in February! He is such a cutie! And yesterday Corey's other sister had her first baby boy! We have so much to be thankful for as a family!

As promised, I would like to share how evident God is in everything that we do, even if we don't immediately realize it. Back in February, I was working for a company and wasn't excited about going to work, but thankful I had a job considering there are so many people who don't. A new job would be nice, but I wasn't aggressively pursuing it. Maybe complacent would be a good word for the situation. One day a friend called and said that the company (Company A) she is working for was looking to hire someone as a contractor, and she wanted to know if I was interested. I told her yes because it's something that I would like to do and I would be getting experience in things that I haven't done before. She said someone would call me to set up an interview and talk more specifics. Two days later, a lady called and got my information. She said she would pass it on to the lady who would do my phone interview. So, I prayed about it, giving it to God because I have learned that it's always best to leave it to him and not let "me" get in the way! But I didn't hear from the lady for a week, then two weeks so I thought it wasn't meant to be.

During that second week, my previous employer (Company B, a contracting company, not confused with current employer!! Haha.) called, asking if I was interested in going back to work for them in the office. I didn't have any complaints about Company B, so I told them I was interested in coming back! I thought "maybe this is why God was holding me back". Like I could ever know what God knows!! : ) After a couple of calls back and forth, I verbally accepted the offer and was waiting on the offer letter in the mail. The day before I received the offer letter, Company A called back asking if I had heard from the lady scheduling the phone interview. I told her I hadn't and that I had accepted a job at Company B, so to me, that was the end of that.

The next week, I filled out my paperwork for Company B, set a start date and thought I was ready to go. Meanwhile, Company A called Company B to ask if I could interview for them since they are a contracting company! So long story short (even though this has been a little long), I still got the job I wanted at Company A, working for Company B. : ) I wonder how many ways I could've messed all that up, trying to interfere with God's plan and doing things in MY time frame. He had it all lined out and I feel like he blessed me more because I trusted him. I really love my job and the people here are so friendly. PLUS, it's 5 minutes from "our" house and that's amazing!! God is so amazing and he's always there! He's in control, we just need to really lean on him and he'll lead us through!!

"But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him." Jer 17:7 (NIV)

1 comment:

  1. Heather! This is awesome! I love reading about times when God is so evident. I tend to forget He is working constantly, and I am often really impatient wanting things to happen on my time frame.