Tuesday, December 4, 2012
I know the plans I have for you...
This is one of my favorite verses and I have gone back to it many times this year. It took every ounce of faith to take Him at His word. Has it been easy? No way! There have been so many times that I have doubted the decisions I made this year. How many people do you know that walked away from a 17 year career to stay at home with their children? I had no idea what He had planned for me and even now I don't know everything that is in store for me but I can tell you I know it will be wonderful because He said so!
After many months of praying, I knew God wanted me home with my husband and children. Financially it has been one of the hardest times in our lives but the growth and the blessings have been worth it. We are still struggling but I know He will take care of our needs. We have had money given to us or had a check in the mail at "just the right time" so many times this year. This time has taught all of us to be more thankful and realize how blessed we truly are.
I thought I would be at home this whole school year but again I did not know the plans He had for me. :-) One morning when I was working on our budget and all I could see is how much we couldn't pay, I cried out to him for answers. I asked him for direction, I asked him for help, I asked him to give me a sign so that I would know what to do. I was desperate for answers! Well...ask and you shall receive! I just couldn't believe it when UGA called later that day and wanted me to schedule an interview. So the next week I headed to Athens. I thought the interview went well and I was surprised at how much I wanted the position. The hard part was knowing that this would disrupt all of our lives. As the days passed I wasn't sure what to do if they even offered me the position. I let the worry and stress take over and lost sight of this verse. I knew I had to let it go and leave it up to Him. When I did that guess what happened...UGA called that day and offered me the position and I accepted with the peace of knowing God had given it to me. I wasn't about to reject a gift from Him!
I have a few weeks before I start my new job and there are lots of decisions to be made. I will just look to Him for guidance and KNOW that He has great plans for me and my family!!
Is there something in your life that you need to give to Him? Please let me know if I can pray for you.