August 30, 2012
Yesterday I got my rules for the halfway house. As I was reading about the special rules for the unemployed, I started to get a little fearful. What if I can’t find a job? Then what if I can’t get my license? And all these fears started popping in my head. I immediately emailed my mom to voice my concerns.
It’s so crazy how fast the devil plants doubts and I can forget that “God will supply all my needs according to His glorious riches.” (Phil. 4:19) I do trust that He has big plans for me. I do trust that He is preparing a job for me right now… so why these fears? Why do I worry?
A few hours later I checked my email and I had one from a friend in Dallas. She was answering some questions I had about the halfway house and she mentioned that she could get me a job at a fast food place close to home.
At first I was like, “Well that’s not my first choice… let me see what’s available.” But the more I thought about it, I’d be happy to work there. I don’t think it is a coincidence that she wrote the same day I was worrying about a job! I have to start somewhere. And what a blessing to have a job waiting for me when I get there.
When I logged in today to tell her I was interested, I got an email from mom saying the same thing. Take the job. It’s just a start. Praise God for confirmations! Praise God for blessings! Praise God for humility… this humbling experience is not over yet! “Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord and He will lift you up!” (James 4:10)