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Random Thoughts 07/13/2011
 
I've been thinking lately, about a change in my life regarding my job. I've been with the same employer for over 9 years now. To some that may seem like a long time and others might say "just a drop in the hat". To me, it's the longest I've been at one position. I enjoy what I do very much; it's rewarding & I learn something new everyday. I am an RN in a pediatric ER. My reasons for thinking of changing positions really has nothing to do with the burn-out that often happens working in an ER. It could be because I haven't been feeling well lately. But I think it's more to do with changes that are happening within the unit and where God wants me to be.

As a christian, I trust The Lord to guide me in all my endeavors. I want only to follow Him in my actions and don't want to do something based on what I want to do or what I think. Proverbs 3:5-6 tells us:

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding
In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths."
Proverbs 3:5-6

"Lean not on your own understanding", this is difficult to do, as a human. We have been blessed with minds that think about everything: our surroundings, our feelings, our likes and dislikes, everything. But The Lord instructs us to trust in Him, to allow Him to lead us along our path of life. This is my desire. He has blessed me throughout my life in ways I couldn't have imagined. He has lifted me and held me in His arms when there was pain and sadness. When my father died, He comforted me like only He could.

I know that whatever The Lord has planned for me is better than anything I could plan for myself. I will wait on The Lord for direction. I know that through Him, all things are possible. Matthew 19:23-27 tells of Jesus speaking with the disciples about being saved and entering the kingdom of God. Jesus says that it "is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter..." The disciples were concerned "Who then can be saved?".

“But Jesus looked at them and said to them,
“With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Matthew 19:26

I know that God is able to do all things  no matter if it seems impossible. So my waiting on Him is not impossible if I allow Him control. This I will do. The Bible brings the direction we need, I need, and I will read it, ponder upon The Lord's words and know that He will answer me.

"But those who wait on The LORD Shall renew their strength
They shall mount up with wings like eagles
They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint."
Isaiah 40:31

Thanks for reading. Do you have changes ahead? Are you needing that peace that only The Lord can give? I welcome you to contact me.
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Comments

Fri, 15 Jul 2011 00:45:39

Oh my, girl, I think you read my mail tonight. God is definitely taking our family in a new direction. We live just a few miles outside of Joplin, MO, home of the tornado of 2011.

Our family life has been turned upside over since May 22nd. My husband is working for a church that is doing relief work, my kids and I have volunteered there, we're housing volunteers, and we changed churches. I couldn't have imagined any of this on May 21st.

God does indeed move us.

Following from TOS Crew.

Laura Lane

 

Fri, 15 Jul 2011 08:43:55

Laura,

I watched the video shared by B.E. on FB showing a before & after video of Joplin. It was overwhelming! Watching it reminds me that God IS in control and loves us. His protection over so many people there is evident. The destruction is great, but people like you and your family, through God's grace, are helping make a difference.

 

Fri, 15 Jul 2011 22:53:34

Mona Lisa,

I have been feeling restless this summer also and really would like some changes to occur in our life and situation, but the timing probably isn't right.

Visiting and following from the Crew.

 



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