Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.~Psalm 37L4-6 ESV
I got the job!
Every time I start a new job I’m both excited and nervous. Excited to embark on a new journey. Nervous because everything is new and unfamiliar. Thank God I embrace change, as I’m very flexible and laid back. My biggest concern is if I’ll actually like my new job. So far I’ve been blessed with jobs I have loved.
Prior to going to work, my mind envisions what my day will be like. My most recent experience was nothing like what I had imagined. I was taken aback at first, but in time my easy-going nature kicked in and I gained a new appreciation for my Heavenly Father who provided me a job, and for that, I was truly thankful.
Trust God with your journey. He has you exactly where you’re supposed to be at the moment.~Maria T. Henriksen, author of Not Again
My next thought regarding my new job was, “I wish I started this job sooner.” God knew I’d been struggling in an area of my life and this presented unique challenges. Even so, I knew in my heart, the situation would get better. God is good and faithful. He keeps His promises, and I can trust Him with my struggles.God is good and faithful. He keeps His promises, and I can trust Him with my struggles. #VineWords @MariatHenriksen #ANewJob Click To Tweet
My new job turned out to be better than I had hoped. Not only had the Lord given me a new job, but He also helped me to see He works out difficult times for our good, in His timing, and in His ways. I have a better mindset because I trusted Him before I saw my situation work out.
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him .~Hebrews 11:6 NIV
Friend, how many times do we imagine our situations to be hopeless when they really aren’t? The real situation tends to be different from reality. Don’t let difficulties shake you. Observe the changes and see how you can benefit from them. Perhaps you will find your circumstance is better than you expected. If so, thank God for the blessing you have now. If not, maybe you can make the most of it with God’s help, He charts a different path for you. Either way, don’t be too quick to make judgments. Trust God with your journey. He has you exactly where you’re supposed to be at the moment.
Do you trust God at all times, or only in the good times?
Father God, thank You for being with me every step of the way, during trials, and especially in new, life-changing ventures. May I look to You in all I do and rest in the assurance that You have my best interests at heart. May I remember that Your blessings abound, and they are on time.
In Jesus’s Name, Amen.
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Meet Our Contributor
Maria T. Henriksen is the author of Not Again, a young adult Christian romance novel. She is working on the sequel entitled, Not Again: The Fallout, to be published in 2021.
She is a devotion writer for VineWords: Devotions and More and a contributing author to Love Knots: Stories of Faith, Family, and Friendships (VineWords Publishing).
Maria hosts a ministry through her blog, Maria’s Ministry. She manages a Facebook group, Maria’s Muses: Inspirational, Christian, & Close-to-the-Heart Readers, which consists of Christian writers, readers, and contributors.
She graduated from Shippensburg University with a bachelor’s in Communications/Journalism with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in Psychology.
Maria has experience in graphic arts, finance, banking, health, fitness, and beauty, and substitute teaching.
As a wife for over two decades, Maria considers herself blessed. She and her husband are the proud parents of twin boy/girl teenagers. In her spare time, she runs, writes poems and songs, creates graphics, enjoys family activities, and reads. Maria’s greatest desire is for lives to be transformed through her inspirational writings.
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