Monday, October 19, 2009

God's blessing in disguise...

1 Peter 1:3-9
3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue.
4 whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises, that by these ye might be partakes of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
5 And besides this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue, knowledge;
6 and to knowledge, temperance; and to temperance, patience; and to patience, godliness;
7 and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, charity.
8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins

I really want to take this moment to thank God for allowing circumstances that at the time I didn't understand, to happen in my life. I was feeling so tired, tired and tired all the time. My mornings consisted of ironing and getting my husband out the door then getting my kids ready along with myself and running out the door! My mind was constantly saying along with my mouth...gotta hurry, gotta hurry!I was constantly rushing from the moment I woke up til it was time to go to sleep. And was I cranky all the time, sometimes more than usual. I also felt like I wasn't giving as much as I could of myself to my husband, my children, my church, church choir and most of all my job as a Sunday school teacher.

About the middle of August I was told that our place of employment was shutting down. I was happy but sad and eventually realized regardless of how I was feeling this was going to happen. It took about a month for us to shut it down completely and at first I was lost, I didn't know what I was to do with myself. Now a month after being laid off I can see some of what God had and has in store for me. I'm learning to trust and listen not with me flesh ears but my spiritual ears.

Now I'm not at my best, but I thank the good Lord above for giving me the break I was really needing so that I can do my most, my best for Him and what He has planned for me. HIS will not mine! HIS time not mine...I praise you Jesus!!!!!

Sis Jovita

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