These Are The Good Ole Days! – 3/15/18

Ecclesiastes 7:8-10 (HCSB)
The end of a matter is better than its beginning ;a patient spirit is better than a proud spirit.  Don’t let your spirit rush to be angry, for anger abides in the heart of fools. Don’t say, “Why were the former days better than these?” since it is not wise of you to ask this.

Note from Kip:
Today was culminated in a flourish. The morning presented a unexpected expense for my vehicle which otherwise should have seemingly be under warranty but it wasn’t.

Somehow,  a nail had pierced my passenger side front tire, in the sidewall. Not the tread the sidewall. Irreparable, according to the dealer and subsequent independent repair facilities, I checked with.

To top that off, apparently a rodent had taken favor to the wiring for one of my oxygen sensors on the car, damaging the sensor and the harness leading to it.

The dealership didn’t have the parts, so I drove the car home. Stalling several times along the way, I finally got the car into the driveway and parked.

I had an interview scheduled for 1PM and opted to drive my wife’s vehicle, but my attitude was in tatters.

I left early, and got there over an hour before the appointed time.  Time I used to pray about the day. Pray about the interview coming up shortly. Pray about my attitude. I was feeling defeated and what I knew about this job had me feeling very uneasy about the prospects.

I’d turned the outcome over to God several times, but as I did it yet again, the weight lifted.  I surrendered the issues with the car. I surrendered the interview to His guidance.

Feeling a substantial relief as I entered the building, the enemy scoffed at me, “What are you doing here? You are not anything that these people would want to clutter their surroundings with. You are not worthy!”

And the Spirit replied, “You demon of darkness are not worthy, but this one is mine. This one, has been bought and paid for with the lifeblood of the Lamb. He is worthy of all that I call him to, because I make him worthy.”

My heart brightened, and though I wasn’t near a mirror to see it, I believe a smile raised the edge of my lips.

The interview was amazing. I clearly understood what their objectives were, and saw how the challenges, and interactions they needed seemed to be custom made for my attention.

Bottom line, I got the job. I wanted the job. Feel like this was where God really wanted me focused employment wise. The opportunity to have an impact is real and I’m nothing short of excited about it.

The end of a matter is better than its beginning ;a patient spirit is better than a proud spirit.  Don’t let your spirit rush to be angry, for anger abides in the heart of fools. Don’t say, “Why were the former days better than these?” since it is not wise of you to ask this.

This is the end of ‘a matter’.  The matter that this was a test. To press the point that, God will provide. His care is not limited to the situation. And the enemy is always there to try and rain on the parade.

Never covet the old days. God acting in our lives each an everyday, makes today a day to rejoice in.

Psalms 118:24 (HCSB)
This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.


 

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