Sunday, February 1, 2015

A Year Ago Today

It was a year ago today that I left work with a wrist pain only to be left "jobless" for three months.

It was a scary time. I had a very small percent that was covered by workers comp and a small savings to get me through financially, but on paper, it wasn't enough to cover the cost of living for that time. 

I had my family to help support me--groceries here, dinner there, an occasional visa gift card. But again, not sure how it all added up to living within the same means as before. 

It took me a solid month to realize God had a plan. While I was busy stressing about "what am I going to do for money," God was busy at work answering prayers and making changes in my life.

I used that time to reflect on who I was and who God wanted me to be. Work had always been my priority--this was the first time I really took time for me. I found my passion for creating (I can't believe I'd gone that long without knowing this passion), I spent some amazing quality time with my family (something that I hadn't done since college), I got on the road to fulfilling my lifelong dream of a mission in India (a mind blowing experience), and I spent a crazy amount of time growing a friendship with a handsome man I now get to call my love.

God works through the most difficult of times in our lives. "For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!" (2 Corinthians 4:17 NLT)

Today I remember all these trials that God put me through to make me the strong woman I am today, and I look forward to the incredible plans that He has in store for me this year. 

"Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think." (Ephesians 3:20 NLT)

Love and light. 

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