GOD, I NEED A Change!
"I had fainted, Unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord: Be of good courage and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say on the Lord" (Psalm 27:13–14 KJV).
My heart’s cry for months had been either “God, I NEED a change!” or “Something must change, God!” I went to work weary five days a week. Most mornings, I cried as I drove to my office. Other mornings, I gritted my teeth dreading the workday ahead. I asked for strength as I trudged up the stairs to my cube. I held my inner self wrapped with a string.
One day, I was at my wit’s end and complained silently to God. While attending a training workshop, I heard the Lord say in my mind “You don’t have to do this anymore.” I almost fell out of my chair. The next morning, I asked God, “Did You really speak?” Every morning I asked God the same question and to confirm His word to me. Believing that He spoke, I started making plans. I asked my prayer circle to pray for me. I collected boxes. I purged papers and junk. I slowly moved my belongings south.
A month from my target date, I received a meeting request from my supervisor. She indicated that it was our standard weekly meeting. I arrived early to gather my thoughts and send up a prayer. My bosses’ boss walked into the room. Believing that he was in the wrong place, I explained that I was waiting for my supervisor. He replied that he was in that meeting as well. “Am I being laid off?” I blurted out. He tried to assure me that wasn’t the plan. When I my supervisor finally arrived, I was still trying to comprehend the director’s appearance at a weekly one-on-one. They went on to tell me their plan for my work life, explaining they wanted to transfer me to another department to train new employees. My heart felt like a crumpled paper bag. Their plan was not part of my career goals with the organization.
It was then I was reminded I’d asked for a clear sign from God,and the Lord had delivered.
I’d always longed to relocate but didn’t have the right opportunity. With the sign I’d received from God I felt free to finally explore that option. Miraculously, a home also became available to me, and I moved to Florida. Though I was without a job for months, God allowed me to rest and recuperate.
There were days when I could hardly believe where I was just steps from the sandy beach. I finally did land an excellent job. Now, I declare to anyone who will listen to me that I am living my best life and I’m grateful I waited on the Lord because I’m seeing His goodness. During the lengthy period that I planned, packed, and moved my belongings, I looked to Jesus with great expectation.
Dear God, please forgive me for the times that I've doubted you. Help me to trust you in every situation and area of my life. Amen
Your turn: Where do you need to trust God more? Open your heart to allow God to make things happen on your behalf!