Monday, July 6, 2009

The Golden Ring

During a year of unemployment every possible option quickly became non-existent. It wasn't because we didn't try. We sought opportunities through a variety of avenues but road blocks consistently barred the way. And then suddenly it all changed; opportunity pounded at our door and we were given options beyond our imagination.

One evening while sharing our "predicament" with friends one of them felt God nudging them to give us a Godly word--"God has given you all the choices. Not one of them is perfect but He will bless the choice you make."

Over the next few months as we prayed over the decision for our future I pondered over the "Godly word." God does want to satisfy us with our heart's desires but being a jealous God He wants our total, unrestrained commitment.

When we were lost on the sea of unemployment we learned, once again, this valuable lesson for the very reason that we had no where else to turn. Our future was very uncertain and while hope sounds good there wasn't much of it at the time. A prayerful decision made, we moved and began a new life. Huge challenges arose but like the carousel's golden ring we daily grabbed the promised blessing by staying committed to the God who promises to give us our heart's desire.

But I trust in you, O Lord. I say, "You are my God.
My times are in Your hand.
Psalm 31:14,15

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