Monday, May 2, 2011

How To Wait On The Lord.....

I am not now, nor have I ever been, nor will I probably ever be patient...I think that is what makes me so unique in how I respond to things and why I get them done in the way I do and why people come to me for help. The fact is, I jump in with both feet running.

Soooooooooooo, you can imagine with just that teeny bit of information, I am not always good at waiting...anywhere or anytime, I do wait when I have to, but I am just not really good at it. That is why I take my hand quilting or Bible with me to occupy my time.

I had the opportunity to test for a local law enforcement agency as a 911 operator a few weeks ago and I sat on egg shells until I received the passing grade. I knew there were a few positions open where I wanted to work and believed my experience in the field as both operator and trainer would have garnered me an interview.

We were advised in my testing group to expect a call within a week. Sadly for me, that call has not come in. Soooooooooooooo, I applied for another agency over the week-end and am truly hoping something or someone will call me before the end of the week.

So, how do I wait on the Lord?

1- Keep, quilting, cooking, blogging
2-Don't jump to the phone every time it rings...if it is important, they will leave a message.
3-Pray & read the bible on patience passages
4-Pray and ask for patience.
5-Keep occupied
6-Try not to let the silence get to me
7-Try to understand God may have other plans for my family and I & even though we could really use the income
8-Smile a lot and tell people everything will be okay (it will be and I know it)
9-Give my family special times with me because I am not working
10-Pray, pray and pray some more

I know I need to be patient, I understand God has my families best interest at heart, but it is sometimes hard to grasp when I have worked all of my life and can't find permanent work. I love my work from home job for supplementing our income, but I wouldn't be able to support our family on it if something happened to my husband!

Sometimes, I want to stand on the corner with a huge neon sign and say, I can't find work, please help....if people are willing to give their money away to the addicts on the streets, perhaps someone would show compassion and give me a job.....then again, I know to many people in this town and I would be so embarrassed!

So today, when you pray, please pray that God grants me grace and patience!

1 comment:

Amy said...

God always has a plan for us.It is hard to wait on the Lord to show us,sometimes it can be way after the fact.Doing the type of work my husband and I do, we go with what they Lord sees fit,sometimes we have been put in places to meet or help someone.We pray and wait for GOD to lead us.. Things will work out. keep busy and stand firm on the word.