For the past seven months, I have been without work and praying for a job. the only job I have ever had has been babysitting/nanny. i love babysitting!! I love ever child that in put under my care and every child gets a nickname. But after about five months of praying, i quit praying for a job. And I was ready to start job hunting on my own.
Advice: Never try to do something without God. It doesn’t work.
When I leave God out of things, it’s like climbing a mountain with cement blocks strapped to my ankles. Nothing happens. Moving without God is kind of like Oreos without milk. They can work themselves, but are better together!!
God does answer prayer, but it doesn’t happen when we want it to; the answers appear in His perfect timing!!!
I got a babysitting job four days ago and i could possibly be working for her every Saturday this month. Looking back now I realize God wanted other things to fall into place in my life before He blessed me with a babysitting job. For the better part of those seven months, i was soul searching, trying to find myself, and find a purpose in life. As with job searching, I left God out of the search for me. that was one of the stupidest decisions of my life. Who knows me better than God? I can’t think of anyone. No one else know my secret desires and dreams; no one else knit me together in my mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13); no one else gives me unconditional love (John 3:16) that offers perfect grace. The decision to leave God out was such an idiotic decision that i look back in regret. Just like job hunting without God it was like searching for myself in quick sand. It didn’t leave me any place to look.
I attended a local l collegiate ministry’s three part series titled ‘Man in the Mirror’ through the three weeks we answered the three questions
- Who am I?
- What am I?
- Why am I?
Each week I took home a powerful phrase that helped me escape the darkness that surrounded me in that time.
Week 1: ‘None of the negiatives matter to God’
“I praise you for i am fearfully and wonderfully made.”- Psalm 139:14
Week 2: ‘There is something eternal in you that transcends flesh and blood’
Week 3: ‘We need to surrender plans we have made for our lives to God.’
“For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.”-2 Corinthians 5:14 and 15
That series taught me a lot about who i am and that i do indeed have a purpose that God will show me in His perfect timing. God wanted me to find myself before He answered my prayer. I was living in total darkness without God, but then the light met the dark and beautiful things happened.
“This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.”- John 3:19-21