I will post part 2 of The Whole Truth on Monday. I’ll need the weekend to work on it. Pray for me as I work on it.
Friends my creative bones have wilted today. Pray for my family as we take on a new endeavor of my husband going to 1st shift from 5 years on 3rd shift and me taking on a small part time job of working in the cafeteria at the elementary school. These both are truly blessings but yet change at the same time. So pray we settle into a nice routine.
My husband getting on days has been a prayer of mine for quite sometime. It became something I prayed and hoped for so long that I kinda just stopped asking for it. I started to tell God, “Well you know what’s best for us and our money is yours, his job is yours so I’ll wait and see what happens.” In a way I gave up on the notion we may function like a “normal” family. 3rd shift is not good for kids and spouses. The focus is always on getting sleep. When to sleep. For the other spouse, it’s whispering, tiptoeing and getting dressed in the livingroom everyday because there’s a bear snoring in your room!
Then one day Mike (my husband) says, “I’m making a resume and finding a 1st shift job.” What did Popeye always say? “Well blow me down.” Toot toot goes his pipe! Lol. I couldn’t and wouldn’t believe it at first. Here, the very thing I’ve been praying for, let go and gave to God was going to happen? I walked around on egg shells folks. I didn’t want to get my hopes up and be let down. Don’t we all do that from time to time?
In hindsight, I see how I may have wanted to just be grateful that my husband was even considering letting go and moving on from the company he put his sweat and hard work into. I should’ve said thank you God for answering that prayer. But I couldn’t until the day Mike drove away from home and venture out to that new place.
Even in the midst of our prayers being answered, we can doubt and fear the outcome. So what do I take away from this and pass onto others? When you see God working and answering prayer have faith in Him to complete it.