I’m well into my first week going full-time. Last Monday (first official day), my manager gave me some very cute gifts—and a card with this at the end: “Enjoy the ride—it will be one!”
She wasn’t kidding.
Since I started temping in January, I don’t recall a week with this much… let’s call it… variety.
During lunch today, I was talking to God about it. I was reminded that the Good Shepherd does not place His sheep in pastures where they cannot thrive. It stands to reason that, if this little lamb encounters a meandering ditch (daily tasks), a barrier fence (challenging tasks), or even a ferocious wolf (personalities), all I have to do is “bleat”: He is plenteous in mercy unto all who call on Him.
I am also thankful for the well-known promise: He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it. Years ago, the Maker of all Things re-made me — — into a new creation, including me in a greater Plan that He is carrying out. He gave me a job; I work for Him. He didn’t re-make me and forsake me.
I have found that for every ditch, fence, or wolf I’ve encountered, there has been my faithful Father, taking care of me. When I cry (Baa-Baa!), He hears; He cares; He answers.
This new job is a good one. God gave me more than I prayed for. (I mean that in a good way!) So, Dear Reader, let’s remember the words of our Savior and Friend: Be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.It’s a good field with lots of grass. God is tending; I just need to ask. Every day, I get to decide To shine His light… and enjoy the ride!