God of All

I am grateful for this verse from Jeremiah 32, because it helps me to view God with the right perspective. Sometimes, when I look at my circumstances and don’t immediately see a way out, it’s easy to feel discouraged. We think and we plan, and we think and we plan some more, and still we can’t figure a way out of the situation.

Then, with absolutely no notice, the Lord drops something in our laps that is most unexpected. For me, it had to do with the certification I’ve been pursuing for awhile. I have been at a standstill more or less, not able to begin my program this fall as I had hoped. So that I don’t lose too much ground, I have been doing an online supplemental program, but it is not nearly as comprehensive as my initial certification would have been.

I’m still waiting on the Lord to open the door on that front, but He potentially (time will tell) opened up another one quite unexpectedly. This one would be an opportunity for me to actually get paid hours while I continue my certification. This person contacted me out of the blue and wanted to know if I would be interested in this opportunity.

I wanted to be honest with her, so I let her know that I had not yet completed my certification. She was not dissuaded in the least! She and I exchanged a few more emails, and then she said that she wanted to chat with me, because she believed that I was a great fit for this particular opportunity. So, a couple of days later, we spoke on the phone.

The conversation was extremely encouraging, and renewed my hope that all of the hours and resources I put into my program previously were not in vain. She let me know that I would be a wonderful match for this program, even though I had not yet completed my certification (and this woman has been certified at an expert level for well over two decades). And while she encouraged me to continue my program, she didn’t see any reason why I couldn’t also start doing paid work in the field, too (mind you, we are not talking full-time work here — likely a handful of hours on the evenings and weekends).

At the end of the call, I asked her how she found me. She said that she looked through the global online directory of people who are in certification programs in my area and decided to email them. The fact that I had not yet completed my certification didn’t faze her in the least, and she said that all of my efforts to supplement my learning independently impressed her, too.

We shall see what happens. I’ve learned by now to simply observe whwn things come into my life, and to not get too attached to them unless it seems like they will be staying around for awhile. Regardless of what happens, it was nice to see that a new opportunity surfaced unexpectedly, with no effort required on my part at all. Again, time will tell if anything comes of this or not.

And I’m not sure if any of this makes much sense, but if there is even a 1% chance that somebody would read my words and get some encouragement from them, then I wanted to share the news.

Wishing you the Lord’s very best, now and in your week ahead! 🙋🏾‍♀️

12 thoughts on “God of All

  1. What a blessing. It is a certain testament to “why do we worry about things that only the LORD has control over”? He will and always does miraculously drop right out of heaven into our laps just what we need. Just when He knows we need, appreciate, and learn from it. And the verse is absolutely perfect! Praying for your new opportunity, no matter what it is 🙂 For we know, the LORD can change our direction at any time, for HIs good will. But it seems that He has put you right where He wants you to be for the time being. Who knows where this could lead. It could carry you through your certification, and look at all the great lessons you will learn from someone who has been doing this for 20 years. 🙂 Again I say, what a blessing 🙂

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  2. Ok firstly, did God speak to you. Wow this line just answered one of the prayers I was talking to God about yesterday:
    “I’ve learned by now to simply observe whwn things come into my life, and to not get too attached to them unless it seems like they will be staying around for awhile. Regardless of what happens, it was nice to see that a new opportunity surfaced unexpectedly, with no effort required on my part at all. Again, time will tell if anything comes of this or not.”
    This line just gave me what I had been seeking. Wow I’m in a another daze of this season with an unexpectancy fell into my lap. This statement justify how I’ve handled the situation. Only time will tell to see what comes from this opportunity. I know God will reveal the purpose of this unexpectancy.

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing your reflections, Tiffany! What I have learned about attachment and letting go has been a very recent lesson for me (the past couple of weeks or so). It’s been a tough one to learn. After all, when a door opens and seems like an answer to prayer, our natural response is to feel excited and to thank God for what He seems to be doing. But will we still thank Him when/if the door closes? (mine closed yesterday, by the way).

      I am reminded of the story of Jonah in the fourth chapter, when that plant grew up a gave him some shade from the scorching sun, and then the Lord allowed a worm to eat the plant so that Jonah’s shade went away. Sometimes blessings come, sometime they go. Either way, I must remember that the Lord is both the sender of the blessing and the one who may choose to remove it, for reasons that are not always apparent to me.

      Not sure if any of this helps, but I give thanks to the Lord that my post (which I didn’t feel that amazing about when I published it) was a blessing in some small way.

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      1. Now we’re definitely on the same page. My door just closed today for a very good reason.
        And I thank God the truth was revealed and God protect me. God allows things to happen for a reason, I believe it’s to test our faith and strengthen our faith muscles at the same time. But God is the same today, tomorrow, and yesterday.
        I’m definitely closer to my blessings. 🙏🏼

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      2. Amen, Tiffany! I find your comments to be very encouraging, so thank you for sharing them! It is a blessing to be able to recognize that the Lord is closing a door, and to let the matter go because we trust God *and* we did not allow ourselves to get emotionally attached to the outcome before the truth of the matter was fully known. We must continue to encourage one another in this regard!

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