2 weeks in

Well, I’ve been here for a couple of weeks now, and I’m still trying to figure out what I’m going to do for work. I have my days of peace and no worry, but they aren’t all like that. I mostly have a hard time filling my days. I’ve found a sort of routine and that helps. I’ve been doing a regular walk in the morning followed by coffee breakfast and devotions, then I usually hit the job boards seeing what else is out there that I’ll qualify for. I just keep applying knowing that God has the right thing out there for me and trusting that he’ll open the door when the time is right. For now though, I’m leaning on him and trusting him and his provisions for my life. He knows all of my needs and I trust that he’ll fulfill those.
I thought that Starbucks was going to work out, I heard from one of the managers at his store the next day and he said that I would be at a different location and they would call me later in the following week. Is till haven’t heard from them and I think I would have by now. I’m sure it just wasn’t what God wanted for me right now. I’ll just ask for your continued prayer and I try to find the right means of income. In the mean time, I’ll just keep hanging out at the pool, applying for jobs, and reading books. Not all bad, but it does qet a little boring! Thanks for all of the support, I appreciate the texts and phones calls, they seem to be coming right when I’m feeling discouraged or missing home. Love you all!
Natalie

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Listening.

Well, I’ve only been here a couple of short days and God is already at work. I don’t know why that should surprise me!

Going back a few days… I was leaving for my last day of work at Gateway on Friday. I had this small inkling to go to work via  a different route than I normally do. I thought it was just me being nostalgic, but as I got toward the end of the road, it was closed, I had to take a detour, it wasn’t a long detour, but it took me back to the other route that I was contemplating taking. I was going the same way as I would have if I had just listened before, that small voice helps in the small the everyday things. As I was on my way to  work that morning, He just reminded me that He wasn’t to be in complete control of my life. Every small decision can have an affect on my future.

This mostly has worked out to be a reminder for me to – LISTEN. 

Be still, and know that I am God!
    I will be honored by every nation.
    I will be honored throughout the world.
Psalm 46:10 NLT

In our stillness we can listen and know where he wants us to be/live/breathe. He wasn’t what is best for us and I’m currently on that journey to listen for His voice in the everyday living to know His plans for my future. That’s how I intend to live out this verse that is always on the forefront of my mind.

So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. 

Romans 12:1 MSG