I thought it would be easy to find work, specifically what I want and where I want because wow, I had some accomplishments. I’m qualified for high paying positions and in “my” opinion shouldn’t have to start at the bottom. Didn’t I already do that 20 years ago?
“I hate you?” I was shocked. I had never shown this boy anything but love and respect, at least I thought. At my response he looked at me as if he were talking about the weather. “Well, you’re a Christian.”
In any situation, whether it is the death of a loved one, a dream job, looking for your soul mate or saying “see you later” to a friend, look for God. Remember that His plan will not fail you. This does not mean that His plan does not include many tears or heartache. It means that at the end of that pain, He promises us something that was worth the wait.
I had not been prepared to articulate and defend my faith, but wanted to be! I wanted to confront my doubts to find answers to my own questions and be ready to offer compelling reasons for others to believe.
The world looks better through God’s eyes. I see more beauty and my heart is filled with gratitude. Usually races are all tied up with my ego. What was my pace? Where did I finish in my age group? Today was markedly different. My ego was not invited to the race. This race was not about me.
These flower pots that we spent a good half hour shaping into our masterpiece would be smashed to pieces. Some women picked up the bag filled with the pot and dropped it over and over again. I was not so eager to break “MY” masterpiece. I dropped it once and it broke into mostly large pieces- easy for me to put back together. And it wouldn’t take too long. Just the way I like it, a quick and easy cleanup!