"I have seen the business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man's heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God's gift to man."
I was so sure that the Lord allowed me to leave my current job.
I had been praying for this since last year. When the Lord called Abram to depart his country as He instructed (Genesis 12:4), I took this as a go signal.
Prior to the interview for my target new job, my quiet time was about the story of Eleizer. He was asking the Lord success for his mission in getting wife for his master's son, Isaac. The prayer of Eliezer was exactly my prayer! (Genesis 24:12). I passed the initial interview and was scheduled for final.
The day of my final interview came and the Lord encouraged me through the story of Ruth thanking Boaz so much for the favor she is receiving from him (Ruth 2:10). So I was confident since "favor" is the exact word in my prayer.
Waiting time came and I kept holding on to His words. There are lot of verses and bible stories in my quiet time that continued to encouraged me like Matthew 8:5-13, Matthew 9:29.
One day, doubts arise, and the Lord leads me to Matthew 14:31 in my quiet time then to Matthew 15:28.
See, all of those things are clearly in favor of me and made me really sure I will make it!
To those who are curious, my usual quiet time goes with a devotional, it has a story and verses in it, then I continue it with my daily Bible reading where I aim to finish the whole Bible from cover to cover for the whole year.
My cover to cover pattern for this year started with Genesis and Matthew, and so on.
To continue, the result came and I didnt make it..
I was so disappointed and questioned the Lord. Why? How come? For all these times, I have made His word my light and salvation, but what happened?
I did not open my Bible that day and just dwelled with that failure, seeking no comfort from Him.
I was talking with the Lord telling Him my hurt and that I will not have my quiet time for that whole day.
I woke up the next morning knowing that if I will turn my back to the Lord then who else will I turn to. I cannot run from Him, He is my Savior and he has been my ultimate Comforter from the beginning.
I began my day searching for His presence and He spoke to me in Ecclesiastes 3:10-13.
Yes, He has given us burdens, desires or wants and in His due time He will accomplish it all.
It's like all of us are destined for eternity yet we don't know how and when are we gonna get there.
All we know now is partial and incomplete but time will come, every promise will be fulfilled.
And so what now while waiting?
Be happy where you are right now. Enjoy God. The present is a gift. Rejoice as long as there is called today.
Ma. Salome Morante - Guest Blogger
Here you will find a mix of encouraging and inspirational articles written from members within the Community of Christian Creatives.