Friends, I’m going to level with you. I started this blog with every intention of remaining steadfast in producing consistent, uplifting content, in glorifying God. That said, I would be lying if I told you anything other than this has become increasingly difficult. It would appear satan – little “s” – has once again taken to delighting in his attacks upon me. The attacks did not begin with the inception of this blog, but they have certainly intensified.
What you don’t know, because I haven’t shared it, is I am currently unemployed. I lost my job – a good one – just after Christmas, this past year. At first, I had high hopes of quickly landing another position. “I have years of experience,” I thought. “Someone out there needs what I have to offer.” In addition, I believed then, and still do, God closed that door intentionally. Like I said, it was a good job (i.e. it more than paid the bills), but truth be told, I was miserable. He knew that. He also knew I would never quit. So, He intervened. And, while I know He has opened another door, I have yet to see it – so far as I know. I am just not sure what it is He wants me to do. He knows what I want to do – serve Him and others all the remaining days of my life.
Consequently, I have spent much time in prayer and searching for jobs. But… I think I may be spending too much time working on my dream, and not fulfilling my responsibilities.
So, while I remain here/there for you – and I mean that very sincerely – you may not see as much output from me for a while. No, I will not relent, and you are still among my top priorities, but I think I need to focus more intently on finding meaningful and gainful employment.
If you need me for anything, please do not hesitate to reach out. I love you and will keep you in prayer, and I will always make time for you. I would just ask that you pray for me, as well – for my job search, yes, and a number of other tumultuous disturbances which have emerged of late.
Oh, I’m not going anywhere – just changing gears for a bit.
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.” (James 1:2-3)