Giving In

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.


Published by 29:11

Mother, educator, writer, speaker, believer in miracles. I've learned the hard way that life is too short to not let God be in charge. God's plans are always better than our plans, if we just trust in the Lord. I am living proof.

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