Last week, I wrote about transition and shared about changes happening in my life specifically in the area of employment. I mentioned working three different jobs: the first with few hours, the second one that would end soon, and a new one that I was uncertain about keeping. Since then, much has happened, so I’ll give a quick update. The first thing is that job number two has indeed ended. Next, I was offered two jobs this week – one that I had applied for and another that came by way of a professional connection. I accepted the former, and turned down the latter not wanting to take on too much at once; however, there’s an open door there for me if anything changes. God is so good!
So far, this transition has been unusually smooth. Everything has been happening so quickly and easily that I can scarcely believe it. I’m not complaining, but I really expected it to be much harder. You see, about three and a half weeks ago, God gave me some revelation about provision, which has only been expanding since then. He will often illuminate scriptures, bringing new insights to light only days before I’m tested with an opportunity to practically walk them out. In this case, it was three days. I really love when God uses this method to teach me. Although, I usually don’t realize it until the moment has arrived, it’s like He gives me a “heads up” about something that will happen and prepares me for it. Then hopefully, when I’m faced with it, I can implement what He has taught and pass the test.
Provision is one of the ongoing topics that God has been teaching me about over the past few years. Slowly but surely, I have been learning that everything I receive – whether it’s blessings, gifts or money earned – it all comes from God. I am not my own provider, God is the one who provides and cares for me. As important as it is to have a job, be responsible and pay my bills, it’s even more important to be obedient to do the things that God has called me to do. As a child of God, I don’t ever need to be afraid that my needs might not be met, because there is absolutely no lack in His Kingdom. I know that I can trust Him to take care of me, because He is faithful. 2 Corinthians 9:8, “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”