- I am a mother who works full-time but who is also a chauffer, chef, seamstress, fitness instructor, teacher, maid, gardener, runner, organization expert, salesperson, secretary and wife. I love my family and life is always busy but fun! Come along with me for the ride:-)
Friday, July 26, 2013
Never say NEVER.....and I'm not talking Justin Bieber either. I didn't even know that he had a song with that title until I tried to find a graphic with the words. What you see above is pretty much all I could find without his face on it. And I certainly didn't want him on here - don't like him, don't like his music (he can't sing) and I don't like who he's slowly becoming. However, I digress.....
So far, 2013 has been a huge year of changes - most of them for the better. But one lesson I've learned is that you should never say never - because you will eat your words every time:-)
My personal "Never Say Never" was leaving my seven year job at one financial institution to return to the financial institution where I previously worked. The exact words had left my mouth - "I wouldn't go back if they doubled my salary". Well, I went back - yep - ate my words. Granted I didn't get my salary doubled but I am now eleven miles closer to home so the new lower cost of gas is a raise in and of itself. Kinda nice to fill up once a week instead of every 4 days.
God seems to always know what's best - so those sentences that we say that start with "I will NEVER" are mute. Because He will show you at some point that, yes you most certainly WILL do that thing you think you won't. When you're stressed and worried (as I have been about a few things for a while), you so easily forget that you have got to turn it over to God. Pray, read His word and try to make sound, logical decisions - the RIGHT decisions. If you have a heart for prayer and a relationship with God, then listen for his answer. It is there but sometimes you have to really listen to hear it.
Secondly, you may not like his direction. For instance, I LOVED the workplace I just left. I had a great manager over me and had a great team working for me. I didn't want to leave! But God's answer was not only an answer to my question of whether or not to take the offer presented to me - but when I really thought about it, it was the answer to the worries I'd been praying about.
Now that I'm three weeks into my decision, I feel at peace. My new team is great - they are excited to have me there and I am excited to be there. In addition, everyone else in the organization has been so very welcoming and helpful. The company is vastly different than when I left seven years ago, and in a wonderful way. And, my leaving the other institution has opened up so many doors for a few people there and they will do great things with their new opportunities as well.
I hope that if you have something you're worried about or having to make a difficult decision on, that you'll dwell on this post. I also hope that you listen and hear the answer God is sending you. It's there - yes, it's really there. But you have to stop the worrying and really sit quietly and listen. You'll hear it and you'll be amazed at how perfect His will is for you.