Doing Hard Things


I was reading in 1 Samuel about how the children of Israel wanted a King. They kept asking Samuel to appoint them a king to rule over them and the Lord said to give them what they asked for, because they didn’t want God to rule over them.

How very sad. I wonder how many times we’ve asked for things that weren’t the best for us. We beg for a better job but haven’t been faithful to do what God had intended for us to do in the one we have. We are full of greed and refuse to allow God to rule us. I remember being in a job I hated. The people I worked with were evil, being around that all the time was very difficult. I remember asking the Lord if I could quit and he said, ‘I still have a purpose for you here, be patient, watch and listen, I will show you.’ So every morning I would get up with a bit of dread in my heart. I’d go do my job the very best I could.

One day while talking to my co-worker, she asked me if I were to leave, what job would I want. I told her that my favorite job up north was working with Physical Therapists and I’d really enjoy going back to it. 3 months later, she was in an accident and had to go to a new PT clinic. They asked her if she knew of any medical billers and she said she did. I faxed my resume, was interviewed that next week and two weeks later took the job I have now. 10 years later, I’m recounting those events that led me here. Had I not stayed, been faithful to let my light shine, allow God to direct me, been hard hearted and gone by how I felt, I would not have the position, I have now.

I would rather be led by Jesus then by anyone on the face of the earth. Until we submit to his Lordship, we will be placing another king over us. Its not about the money, pay wise it was a lateral move at first. It was about being in a place where God intended me to be. Being flexible enough to make the change and continue looking for ways to spread the light of the gospel.

Every morning I cry out to the Lord, ‘Use me today, I’m Your servant. I believe You order my every step and I trust you direct me today. To be Your hands, Your mouth piece, Your love and light to a lost world.’ I appoint You Lord as King of me. Do with me as You please in Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.

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