I don’t like surprises. I don’t like to wait. I am completely impatient when it comes to things that involve my family, my career, my faith and my future. I believe it might be another one of “those things” that God has decided to point out for me to work through. I avoided it as long as I could and now the process is a bit uncomfortable.
Six months ago, I was informed of “the opportunity of a lifetime” with my employer. After much prayer, discernment and seeking of Godly council, I put my hat in the running. The interview process took months to begin and completed about 3 weeks ago. All along I have been told “you’re our guy”, “you’re the leading candidate”, “the position is as good as yours” and still we wait. For 6 months, I have lived my life wrapped around two scenarios. There’s the “if I get that position” and the “if I don’t get that position” paths. To be honest, I am about to lose what’s left of my mind.
Then I open God’s word to find the following:
“I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope” (Psalm 130:5)
So what in “his word” should I put my hope in?
“For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11)
While I surrendered this process and the decision to the Lord before I ever set foot in an interview, I didn’t give him the time. I gave him the decision, but not the proper time it may require to make it. I know he knows what’s best for me. Now I must trust HIS time table and not mine. Even if that means I have to….wait.