Tuesday, September 21, 2010

So this is where Faith Takes Over?

I decided to change the name of my blog to something I tend to say a lot to myself, "So this is where faith takes over?" How many times do we have to remind ourselves who is in control? I know I have to do it on a daily basis.

Hard to believe it has been nearly a year and a half since I have written on here. Not too successful for a girl who wants to be a writer, huh? Life gets in the way, we try to do life our way and not Gods way...but that is where faith takes over.

Oh it has been a rough year and a half; daycare business whithered away to nothing, took the "ideal" job that turned out to be anything but ideal, had some utilities turned off due to non-payment, and got a notice to go to court for a 4 year old bill. I wondered if I would even have food to put on the table much less have the energy to cook it for the kids after working until 8:00 some evenings. I wasn't able to do my job at church as I was suppose to be doing because I was never home and that broke my heart.

But the good news is, faith DID take over. My job that was less than ideal was still a job and for that, I was thankful. Oh and a great benefit to stress is, I didn't feel like eating so I lost 30 lbs! Woo Hoo! Got the utilities turned back on, we never starved, and best of all, my kids still love me. But God has provided me with a new but old job. I am going back to work at my daughters elementary school, which I love dearly. That school is staffed with the most amazing people and large abundance of Christians. Praise the Lord! Hah! Who knew?! God had been in control that whole time!

I am "between" jobs at the moment waiting to get a start date for the new job and so far, I feel pretty at peace about it. Am I scared that I won't have a paycheck for a month and I have children to feed? You better believe it, but...this is where faith takes over.

I praise the Lord that He is in total control of our chaotic lives even when we feel as though our lives are spinning out of control. I praise Him for the little things in life that we all take for granted. I praise Him for family, friends and those who touch our lives and don't even realize it. And I praise Him for his unfailing understanding, grace, forgiveness and His shoulder to cry on when we don't see the light at the end of the tunnel when He already has us on the path to it.

Let us have faith this week, even if it is as small as the mustard seed, that is all we need...He will do the rest.

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