Monday, June 11, 2012

My Wife has a Job

Have you ever seen the show “Fear Factor”?  I seen a few episodes, enough to get the general gist.  For the chance to win a large sum of money, you are put in difficult situations and given a task.  If you complete the task ahead of your competitor, you win.  What makes the situation more difficult is the fact that the show preys on your fears.  They capitalize on your fears by showing you the dangers that you must face before you ever start the task. 

How often have I heard a Christian say, “If you knew what God had in store for you, you never would have done it.”  As I reflect on the last 12 years, I know that this statement is true.  My journey, not yet complete, has been shrouded in mystery.  Last summer I had no earthly idea that I would be were I am today.  And, it would come as no surprise if next summer I look back on this summer and say the same.  God reveals just what we need, when we need it, so that we have the opportunity to walk by faith, pleasing Him. 

Roughly a month ago my wife was out of work.  Now she has a new job, one were she can thrive and use her God given gifts for His glory.  Who knows why God allowed the things that he did?  Maybe the former job was just to bring her to the right place at the right time for this job?  Only God knows. 

I am learning on this journey to be faithful.  It is very easy to neglect the fundamentals, especially when God seems to be silent.  It is very easy to replace your faith with your own will-power and/or with worldly pleasures.   It is increasing easy to grow complacent with a mediocre life, one that is easy, free from worries and the fear factor.  But thankfully, God is faithful.  He will finish what He has begun.  Like David walking through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.

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