It’s becoming obvious your values and paths are differing to your colleagues bringing discomfort to them, and to you. Some weeks ago, you assessed a large property for sale and despite several attempts to stir interest the market has gone cold. This morning Anna, the Manager announced, as Victor was the oldest, and more experienced agent, he would take it over. Your protest was met with “We have a business to run. Your turning to religion seems to have affected your sales. I can’t trust you with this one. We need to upscale the business it’s best you use your design abilities for a promotional leaflet.”
Upset, it was fortunate your day involved appointments outside the agency, but tonight you can’t face meeting even church friends. The Lord is your refuge, but in anxiety and anger you groan as it seems words and honesty have failed you. The best way to pour out your woes to God, is to speak in tongues. It is then the Holy Spirit reminds you about claiming Biblical promises and that familiar song, originated in heaven, plays in your head. ‘It’s a new day dawning, whatever may pass and whatever lies before you, let me be singing when the evening comes’. It is evening! Worship, will bring that peace which by-passes understanding. You sit, stand, and move into a ‘worship’ workout until you drop with exhaustion. While resting you sense God saying, “Good, now you have got that out of your system, believe that whatever lies before you, I am always with you and will never leave or forsake you.”
Normally you dip in and out of the Bible, but tonight return to Margie’s reading plan where you have only reached Genesis 12 and read of Abram being called by God on a journey and taking Lot with him. During their travels, flocks and families grow and lack of space causes them to part company. Abram lets Lot choose, he takes the lush valley, leaving Abram the mountainous region. What appeared to be second best God uses to envision Abram about his future generations who will live and own the land as far as he can see. You have had envisioning dreams, God is with you too, and even if in life, your work situation seems unfulfilling and barren, His plans and purposes for you are bigger than that.
Word: “The Lord is near to all who call upon him…in truth. He fulfils the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.” Psalm 145:18-19 (NIV)
Worship: “Trust in You” Lauren Daigle