musings of a hopefilled soul

In this post I want to review the  process of my decision to resign a current job based on a feeling or impression from God that he wanted to take me another direction.   As I mentioned in my first post this decision took a lot of courage.  Others may say”Are you crazy resigning a good job and now having nothing on the horizon?”  I understand that thought.  I assure you the  resigning decision took years to develop.  God blessed us with being in a better financial position so I could resign.  Over the years I wanted to make sure I was not wanting to leave my  profession based on a bad day.  I spent a lot of time in prayer knowing that God often uses difficult situations to develop character and strengthen us.  I didn’t want to leave because it was tough and I did not want to leave on a low note.  I told God if this was where I should be, even though it was difficult I would be willing to stay where I was. Eventually I set  up a timeline to resign if I was still feeling the urge to change careers.  Having explored all of these possibilities, I then decided it was time.  I had reached the end of my timeline and it was time to put up or shut up.  Joyce Meyer has said that often you have to step out  to find out.  I have also heard it said that God often does not reveal what he has for you until you are willing to let go of what you are holding on to. Until your total dependence is on him.  So here I am, letting go and trusting God and trying to allow him to work with and through me.

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  1. Many decades ago I dated a woman who had a personal relationship with her God, so personal that her God was telling her when to come see me, when to take her dogs for a walk, when to call in sick (?), when to take vacation, and so on. I didn’t understand it then and I still don’t understand it now.

    • I would agree that is pretty extreme. In Proverbs 3: 5 and 6 it says, “Trust in the Lord with all thy heart and lean not unto thine own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct thy paths.” I’m not sure that includes when to walk dogs, however. Common sense is a good thing. Appreciate the comment.

      • It’s the “lean not unto thine own understanding” that bothers me. If there is a God, maybe S/he works through our hearts and minds. I like what Paul McCartney said when George Harrison died when commenting on George’s spirituality (loosely quoted): “Good is simply God with an extra O, and Evil is simply Devil without the D. Do Good.”

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