Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Things aren't always what we expect

I have been in Amarillo for a month now and it has been an adventure. I went treasure hunting at a block party 2 weeks ago and was able to pray with 7 people for various things. God told me that there would be a Hispanic male with a knee injury at this party. He was there and allowed me to pray for healing of his knee. He didn't speak English and I don't speak Spanish so I wasn't able to find out if his knee was better but I believe God that it is. I love to tell people about Jesus and His love. There is no greater honor than to be used by God to minister to people. I have been attending a church called The Summit. I really enjoy it and the presence of God is definitely there. I have made a couple of friends from the church so that's good.

Most of you know, I came to Amarillo to take a job with a cake and cupcake company. The company has decided not to open the location that I was going to work at and manage. Therefore, right now I am currently job searching; one of my favorite things to do...NOT!!! I have interviewed with Starbucks and have a second interview tomorrow. I am praying that if Starbucks is where God wants me then I will get the job. If not, I am trusting that He will provide the perfect job.

Last week when I found out that my job with the cake company fell through, I thought to myself SERIOUSLY!!! I just got here. I just moved half way across the country for this job and now I don't have it. Are you kidding me??? My next thought was that it was time to pack up and go back to Birmingham. After all, what was keeping me in Amarillo? I don't really know anyone. I'm not plugged in at my church yet. I have no job. The logical thing is to call it quits and move home. However, the Holy Spirit is keeping me here. When I came here God said it wasn't so much about the job as it was a connection; a connection that is vital to my destiny. I wasn't expecting to lose the job so quickly but I know that God ordains our steps and He has me here for a reason. Things have not turned out like I have expected, like I had planned out in my mind. I don't know what's next for me here in Amarillo but I do know that God is faithful and He never leaves us or forsakes us. The bible says in Jeremiah 33:3 Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come. He always knows what is around the corner and He is never surprised. I do know that God has a plan for my life and call to do great things for the kingdom, a call to speak to the nations and to be a mouthpiece for healing and restoration. I do know that I will not relent, I will not back down, and I will not give up on what He has called me to do for Him.

I will leave you with this; I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. ...I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back!!!! Philippians 3:12-14 (MSG)