Great Expectations

My devotion today was about Matthew 7:7 – Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

For several weeks (months, if I were to be completely honest) now, I have been anticipating a change in my life. I knew that my current job was coming to an end, but I had no idea what I would be doing in the future. I have absolutely loved my job, and it was hard knowing that I had to move on. So, I sent out resumes, I called people, I had interviews and job offers… But it seemed nothing was right. There was no job that fit the specifications I was looking for. I refused to settle, and continued to look.

Tomorrow is my last day at my current position. I started my new job today. It’s funny how God works. Not only does it allow me to be home the hours my kids are home, I am also getting paid FAR more than I asked for.

See, I spent so much time in limbo, praying about the situation and waiting for a breakthrough. I continued to wonder WHY I hadn’t heard an answer and WHY there were no jobs that fit my specifications. I felt like giving up. But I continued to play my part. I continued to submit resumes and interview and turn down job offers that didn’t come with a sense of peace.

Because God had a plan. And through this season of my life, I have learned that God does hear our prayers, and he has the answers. Even though we might not be able to see or understand what is happening, he has the answers! And our situation can change so quickly! He knows what we need so much more than we do.

We do have a choice in the waiting period however. We can choose to give up and give in to negative thinking, or we can expect God to do something amazing! We know he has the answer, and his timing is always perfect… even when it isn’t the timing we would choose. We can choose to keep our heart full of hope, knowing that our challenge will be resolved at any time!

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About Shannon Joy

I am a single mother of two incredible munchkins. I pray a lot, work a lot, learn a lot, volunteer a lot and tend to do a lot... I love my life. The past few years have been an incredible journey, full of ups and downs. Thankfully, I have made the choice to see challenges as opportunities and it makes me so much stronger than I ever thought possible. I love to write and paint and feel that being creative is my God-given talent. I am so excited to share my life and experiences with you. Although I am a diamond in the rough, I known that I am being chiseled and hewn by God's grace and my own perseverance. I love comments and feedback, so please send a little love when you can. I will always try to respond personally and in a timely fashion.
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