Saturday, November 13, 2010

Being Thankful Day 13

it's been a soul searching week and i am thankful to have reached a decision!!

I was offered a job on Monday... just out of the blue-- wasn't looking, wasn't even thinking about going back to work! And then a phone call, a job offer and suddenly my life feels like it is being turned upside-down!

I am sure it wasn't intended to be this way. This just happens to be me and how I process things. The job sounds intriguing, fun, creative, challenging. I would be working with people i already admire and love. I would be participating in Kingdom Building which pretty much trumps all the things on the list that I think I might have to 'give up'.

the truth is I have just been way comfy this past year. It's been good for me though. I believe that was God's gift to me after a long stressed out time with Curves. I am very thankful for the time I have had to heal and move forward, emotionally and physically and mentally. Progress has been made!

but... oh, my, the living room is so warm and inviting... my recliner so magnetic! (I guess there is a reason it's called a 'lazy boy')

but, lets be practical... realistically, how many hours a week can I work and still maintain status quo? that was part of the struggle this week as i examined things from every angle. I discussed it with my husband, my sister, my friends and with God. And then, I quit talking and asking and just sat and listened.

and listened....

and listened....

be still and know that He is God. 

If He brings you to it, He will bring you through it.

I can say no and it won't be the end of the world... but it might mean I miss out on some amazing blessing that God has in store for me....

And then....

suddenly...  there was a shift... the doubts and worries and fears fell away... I stopped thinking of all the cons and saw the pro's shining bright. the struggle was resolved. I went to bed that night thinking "I have reached a decision"

and when I got up the next morning, the decision had stuck. And the enthusiasm started growing. And I realized, I very much wanted to give this opportunity a whirl!

So!! I am thankful for a job offer. for a decision. and for what the Lord has in store for me in the days and weeks to come!

oh! what is the job? Tune in next time to find out!


  1. So happy you have come to a decision and are at peace with it...sometimes being still and listening is the ONLY way!!!

    love you and cannot wait to hear about your adventures! We will just have to plan our coffee/walk dates a bit more in advance now! :)

    friends in Him,

  2. Exciting! Eagerly anticipating how the Lord brings you through it.


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