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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Time to Be Still


My job continues, but looks totally different than it did. I am working on an as needed basis and was told that with budget concerns I probably would not be working much...I had no problem with that, I felt like the Lord wanted me to be willing to let the job go and I had. The next week I was told I could work as much as I wanted to in July and I was trained to do another job in my department, so I could be available in that position if needed. I have been working less (by choice) and I have been able to decide when I work, including taking time off  time when I need to.

I saw this as temporary, every indication I had gotten from my manager was this was temporary....but now it looks like it could last awhile and I am left a little perplexed. What am I supposed to be doing? I thought the job was ending or at the very least be limited. I don't mind the job, the pressure is now gone and I have flexibility that I wanted, but is this what God had in mind all the while,was it just the willingness to let the job go? Do I continue where I am at or is there another direction that God has for me, I feel like I am at a crossroads of sorts and need to hear from God.

 "Be still and know that I am God" Psalm 46:10

Husband is out of town on business...I am with him. He is gone all day working, I am alone without a schedule. This is something that is quite foreign to me, (no schedule) but its a good thing. I have been encouraged by friends to use this time away to be still before the Lord, to let family handle things at home and to turn off my cell phone..(probably can't do that)  I have planned to do some reading (I brought some much neglected books) some photography...it is a beautiful place and yes I have planned to be still.

In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice, in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation  Psalm 5:3

9 comments:

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, I love your photo-so reminds me of northern Ca. I can understand your being perplexed at what you boss wants. Praying that the Lord grants you wisdom as you seek His plan for your future.
Hugs,
Noreen

Maryann said...
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Trisha said...

Maryann,
I hope your time away with hubby is a blessing! May He quiet your heart and give you peace and wisdom in the midst of such uncertainty about your job. {hugs}

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Janette@Janette's Sage said...

I read these scriptures this morning also...we can't go wrong when we are still and listen to His voice...blessings!

Debbie said...

Good morning....Praying you hear His voice today and experience a peace in your hear that you know can only come from Him. HUGS

mare ball said...

My fav scripture. It has been so helpful to me over my life. I pray God will give you some direction/assurance soon. It's hard to wait, I know. But it seems to be God's pattern. :-)

LDH said...

I am in a similar position and mind frame. Praying and waiting for the Lord to show me what is next. Thinking about entering the work force, outside the home, something that I haven't done in over 30 years!

Camille said...

The LORD will give you wisdom Maryann. He guides our steps as we look to Him for each one. I would say...ask your husband what he would like to see in the way of how much/how little work to do...it may clear things up for you. Go with your heart on it.

As for your time away to be quiet...what a blessing! Your photo of the ocean is GORGEOUS!!

Many Blessings,
Camille