The past two weeks have been incredible, guys.
Sometimes things are really hard and you kind of lose sight of the big picture.
And sometimes something falls into replace and you remember that God has a plan for you and you are really just super blessed.
Since I've been home it's been a lot of the first one.
But the past two weeks have definitely been all about the latter.
And it's 100% of a few things I learned from my mission
1- Trust God and believe in good things to come
2- ENDURE TO THE END
3- Pray and Fast and Act and repeat until you see it working. Don't doubt. Don't give up.
Two weeks ago, I woke up and told myself I was going to get a job that week. I've put in a billion and two applications and done my part and nothing was working and no one was seeing me, so I thought I was done with Florida and trying my luck somewhere else.. It didn't seem likely at the moment, but I decided I needed to be here and that one way or the other I was getting a job and I was going to stay.
I've become 900% aware that I cannot do a single thing on my own, so naturally I had to take it up with the Man upstairs. "Hey, so you probably got the memo but I am going to get a job this week. I need your help. Let me know what to do or where to go or work some of your magic or prepare somewhere or SOMETHING. I'm doing my part, just help me out please. Thanks." I prayed about it, I fasted about it (because the mission also taught me that fasting is important and even essential in getting respostas.... responses?... answers. Answers...yeah).
So that happened and I went on my marry little way. Maybe 2 days later I get a text from my friend saying her manager wanted to set up an interview for Wednesday. UH OKAY. The interview went well and she said the people who got the job will know the day after Christmas or on Saturday.... Thursday....Friday...Saturday passed... no call. I gave up on Walgreens but shook it off. "WHATEVER. I've still got one day to get a job. So what if Walgreens doesn't want me. I don't want Walgreens, either. Fine."
Then Sunday came. I was headed to church. I had a missed call from Walgreens.
Obvs I jumped on that and called right back.....
My new boss-lady told me I GOT THE JOB.
DANG STRAIGHT I DID, GOD'S ON MY SIDE!
Blessings are real and when we trust God, He makes things happen.
Literally it was exactly 1 week from the day I had decided and prayed about getting a job that week.
So this week I've been working and it's exhausting and satisfying and every aspect of my life is better and balanced because of it.
Today was day 3 of work and it was a bit rough, but I had some incredible friends who surprised me with a visit exactly as they were needed.
I wasn't planning on a post this week, but I've just been thinking a lot about that and I am completely amazed seeing that EVERY TIME that I honestly have a problem or a goal and I take it up with my Heavenly Father, something happens. It works, and it works way more smoothly and greater than it would had it been by myself.
Life is so much more simple when you know that. God is there.He loves us. He wants to help us. Counsel with Him, and all will be well. Everyone needs a reminder of that sometimes. We try to perfect ourselves in Him, and He just blesses us... over and over and over again.
Yea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness; and if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, mind and strength, then is his grace sufficient for you, that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ; and if by the grace of God ye are perfect in Christ, ye can in nowise deny the power of God.
The Gospel is perfect. God's plan is perfect. Life is good.
If you don't know that with every fiber of your being, pray and prove it and work and plead for help until you do. You'll get an answer every time.
Until next time :)