I am thankful that even when God says, “NO” that He is working and has a purpose.
God has said NO to me in 2 things today: well, NO to many who did not vote for the current President too. I am a little unnerved by the election outcome and the prospects of the next 4 years … BUT I know GOD’s not worried one bit!
And God through my husband said NO to the job Daniel was offered last Friday. It was an “ok” job but not the “ideal” job … there were good things … but in the end, the “con’s” won it. Long commute, shift work, rotating weekend work, uncertain salary, prospect of me working opposite times and never seeing my husband, expenses of dual households for a while, selling a house that isn’t ready for the market, etc etc etc … Daniel just didn’t have that peace that he’d like to have had.
I’m a little bummed as the job was in my HOME STATE of Tennessee! I would have been 3 hours from my family in East Tennessee instead of 620 miles. I would have been living by an exciting city, Nashville – and near some sweet, old (as in long-time) friends!! What a contrast to middle-of-no-where, Missouri! BUT God said “NO” … and that’s ok.
I’m trusting my husband’s logic instead of my own emotion. I’m thankful for Daniel because he completes me; he balances me out; he is my calm in the emotional whirlwind I live in. He’s cautious when I’m ready to take any risk and force my will to make things work my way, which usually ends up being a bust. I’m thankful also to know my husband did consult me on this – and he would have taken this job, knowing the risks, if only for me. BUT we are a team, and we make these decisions together – and in this case, I do believe he is right, as much as I wanted him to take this job.
And I’m thankful that our future – in America and in my family’s life; all is all safe in God’s Hands, no matter how bleak it looks from this side.