When I finally gave in to God, I felt so much better.
Last Spring, I was in the midst of a career crisis. I struggled for months, looking for a different job, preparing my resume, going to interviews, and making contacts. Several times it would appear that I was the shoe-in for the position in which I interviewed, but somehow, I never received a job offer. It didn’t make sense.
Instead of a new job, it seemed God was leading me to back to an old job– teaching. It had been 17 years since I taught in a classroom, but it all lined up perfectly. When I finally gave in to God’s will and followed His lead, everything clicked into place and was easy.
I’ve lost weight and stress since I made this decision WITH God instead of against Him. I’ve gained freedom and time with my family. I can see the colors in the sky in the early morning and appreciate the hues of the changing leaves this Fall.
I had been previously beating my head against the wall in an effort to live up to some preconceived notion of what my life was supposed to be like. I thought I was supposed to work all the time, make more money than I needed, and collect titles. Instead, God wanted me to give in. He wanted me to accept his plans for my happiness and health.
Lord, I have chosen you alone as my inheritance. You are my prize, my pleasure, and my portion. I leave my destiny and its timing in your hands. Psalm 31:15.