GOD IS GOOD! He didn't lie to us when He said He has a plan for us, and He really does want us to have our hearts desires. This is my story on how I was shown Gods goodness and provision more than I could have imagined.
Like I said up there, if you know me at all you know I've struggled with the job search. I tried and tried. I prayed and prayed. But I never let go. I never allowed myself to "let go and let God". I have heard that for as long as I can remember, but I don't think I really understood what that mean. I thought because I prayed and "knew" He had a plan that I was trusting in Him and that I had given Him the control. However, 2 weeks ago I was proven wrong.
I had not totally trusted God, I hadn't accepted that He would provide what I needed when I needed it. 3 months ago I was still on the emotional roller coaster of job searching. I was so upset that I finally decided to just throw it totally in the air. I asked God for a week straight that He would show me if I was to continue the job search or focus on my ETSY shop. I put a number on sales that I would reach to know I would pursue ETSY and I said if I was to continue searching that I would hear from 1 job (good or bad). Well, I didn't reach either goal. I was close to reaching the number I set for sales on ETSY and business increased so I took that as meaning I would go in the direction of being my own boss and owning my own business.
That was the middle of February, and I didn't really think much about it after that.
I finally had a peace that I was were I was supposed to be and it was all going to be ok, even if I didn't know my future.
Then I received an email (2 weeks ago) that there was a position opening and they wanted me to come in for an interview. I was AMAZED that I would even be thought of since I hadn't applied for anything or even been in contact with the gallery since January. I went in for an interview and was blown away by how perfect this job would be. But I was constantly reminding myself that God was doing this. That no matter the outcome He had a reason for bringing this opportunity in my life. I was an anxious mess for the 4 days I waited to hear back. I couldn't eat, didn't really wanna hang out with anyone, all I could think about was what God was going to bless me with. Was I finally going to get a job or was I going to know (finally) that ETSY is where I was supposed to be?
Long story (a little) short. I got the job! I nearly cried when I was offered the possibility to grow with this new position. Once I got off the phone all I could say was GOD IS GOOD!
God did all of that. He got me a job that I didn't even know I could find. I didn't know that I would ever be lucky enough to find an art gallery that features contemporary art, is run by an amazing lady that isn't scared to speak about her faith, and that uses her business to better the community through outreach. WHAT?! GOD IS GOOD :)
God knew I needed to learn what it really meant to trust Him. I needed my heart to be totally able to let go and let God. Let God do what He does best, love His children. He knows the best steps to take, He knows when the position I need will open. HE KNOWS.
To end all this, just remember that God hears your prayers and He has a plan that you could never imagine. He has a reason for whatever your going through.