Well, it’s been a while since I last posted anything. Amazing what a move right before the holidays will do! I was very despondent when I last posted because we live in a very rural area. Very. There isn’t much opportunity locally unless you are an entrepreneur of some sort. That’s never really been my thing, so I am one of those people who has to look elsewhere.
That is why I have been just a little but busy. Around the end of October, I was taking a nap one afternoon. I had been feeling pretty low and things were not turning out as I had hoped from our move. We had a child who was not adapting terribly well, there was little income (but we still had to eat and pay bills), and we had just experienced our 2nd miscarriage. Things didn’t look good at all. Then, I got a phone call. I had gone through a temporary service to help find a job. Nothing. Nada. Zip. Lo, and behold, they had found a two-week assignment for me! I decided to ask who the job was with and I was completely floored!!!!
It’s amazing how funny things look from hindsight. I truly believe that God set this one up from years back. I was now going to be working for a guy I had run sound at church with for nearly 8 years!!! I knew he had owned this business, but frankly I’d forgotten all about it. I was so surprised! That next day I began my assignment. As I walked down the hall of this huge building to find the reception desk, I nearly ran over the guy in the hallway. Needless to say, he was as surprised to see me as I was to see him! Then I told him I was going to be working for him for a couple of weeks. The look was priceless!
Well, two weeks turned into “through Thanksgiving” and that turned into “through the end of the year”. That was a nice surprise.
Yesterday, my direct boss calls me into her office and asks me to close the door. My heart always sinks a little because I’ve had some jobs where that was never a good sign… It’s the end if the year, too, where no one hires. And this was a temp job.
To my great surprise, she tossed one great deal to me, which blew me away, then she told me at the end of my 90 days, they would hire me on!
I never expected for this to happen. When we started planning our very hesitant move, this was not even on the radar! This has literally been a “one step at a time” process!
In fact, I had a friend say this: in Jeremiah, God says He knows the plans He has for us; plans not to harm us, but to give us hope and a future. But nowhere did God say that He had to share those plans with us.
So true. My faith has been stretched to the breaking point at times, and I’ve just kept going along. I’ve wanted to give up. I’ve regretted the move. I’ve been severely homesick. But God has provided in such a mighty way, beyond all I could ask or think!
As I heard on the radio yesterday, we don’t just hang in there. We STAND in there! And when we’ve done all to stand, we keep standing!
Yes, I still have a very long drive and an enormous fuel bill. Yes, I’m not a stay at home mom anymore. Yes, I don’t know how we can homeschool our Beanster now, but it will all work out. We moved here believing that God had called us to this. Each step was a step of faith. I haw no doubt that He is Jehova Jireh, The Lord our Provider! With this job, He knocked 3 major stress points out of the park for me. For the past 2 years some things have weighed on me nearly every day. I kept hearing God whisper, “Don’t worry about it.” (That’s hard for a control freak who doesn’t have the answers…).
Yesterday, He helped take those fears away through His provision. I am still in awe of how all this has turned out. Absolutely amazed.
I pray you all find peace and blessings and hope through this holiday season. God still works miracles.
Peace and love, everyone!