Life Changes Unexpectedly
August 8, 2018

Has there ever been a time in your life where you felt unsure of what the future may have for you and why you are currently in a season you are in?

 

A couple of months ago I felt like I was in a good routine, a routine where I would wake up go to work, come home, spend time with my wife, do a devotion, something fun that I wanted to do, then wake up and do it all over again.

 

Most days my job was really tough and tiresome and I counted down the hours until I was off and done for the day. I knew something was off and had to change and God was trying to tell me to do something different, but I wasn’t ready to listen.

 

What I kept waiting for was my right timing, not God’s. I kept waiting on things that I wanted to happen before I made a change. I was not trusting God with everything I had and the season He had me in.

 

Then out of nowhere my job laid me off. I felt so confused because I thought I had this perfect plan on how and when I wanted to change jobs.. I felt so ashamed and embarrassed that I didn’t have a job and had no idea what I would do next. I was feeling the weight of responsibility as a man and that I should be providing for my family. Over the next few weeks all I wanted to do was lay in bed and watch Netflix and eat double decker oatmeal creme pies! I wasn’t trusting and believing God to bring something better through this unexpected delay in my life and career.

 

For most of my life I always thought the job defined the man. Until hearing Pastor Brandon preach about Legacy, being an Abraham and having purpose despite what your past says. He said you can’t change your history but you can change your destiny. I knew it was time to submit and follow what God had for my life, even when I do not understand.

 

Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

 

After talking with Bethany and getting advice from friends and family I decided it was time to stop trying to figure things out on my own and dig deeper in the word and trust that God had the right job in His timing. So, when my mindset changed, God opened up a job opportunity that answered every prayer and more than I had planned for myself!

 

When our plans get changed suddenly due to circumstances that are unseen, God can bring wisdom. He asks us to trust Him in the midst of the change that might make us uncomfortable. But in the uncomfortable we will see His wisdom and what He has planned for us. He can take any crisis or situation and turn it into good. Trust Him to lead you.

 

God Bless,

Andrew Sheridan

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