I found out this morning that I won’t even be interviewed for the job I applied for. It’s not because of my qualifications or anything like that. They simply said my salary requirement was too high. And I suppose it’s a good thing. I wouldn’t want to go through the entire process just to find out they couldn’t pay me what I need. Obviously, God wants me to stay at UMB for now.
I can’t help but be a little disappointed, though. My prayers have been focused on one word lately: Freedom. I thought that maybe this job could be part of the answer. My heart sunk just a little knowing it isn’t the answer I was hoping for.
My devotion for today focused on the story of Abraham.
This is what the LORD says: Because you have obeyed me and have not withheld even your son, your only son, I swear by my own name that I will certainly bless you. I will multiply your descendants beyond number, like the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will conquer the cities of their enemies. And through your descendants all the nations of the earth will be blessed—all because you have obeyed me. Genesis 22:16-18
Do you catch the excitement in God's words here? How he loves it when we trust and obey! How eager he is to bless such trust and obedience! How expansive his blessings are! All I can do today is trust that He has everything under control and obey His will for my life. The blessings will come, in ways I probably can’t even fathom right now, but only in His good and perfect timing.
God is looking to bless ALL of us. Eva, you WILL find the satisfaction you are seeking. Chelle, your business WILL soar. Steph, you WILL complete all the things you hope to this spring. Alicia, you WILL reach your goal weight. Dawn, you WILL finish your degree. Insert your name and your dream here. Because you have been good and faithful servants. Because you haven’t lost hope. Because you have been obedient. Because He loves you more than you can imagine.
Wow….this morning I cried a few sad tears but now my heart is overflowing with excitement!!! Our God is SO AMAZINGLY GOOD all the time!!! He definitely turns our mourning into dancing!!!