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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Reaching for Him

So, Monday I put my two week's notice in at work.  I do not have another job lined up.  I do have hopes in a staffing agency, but am trying to release even that.

I was given 1 John 2:16 by a brother in the Lord, not in reference to anything specific in my life,

1 John 2.16 AMPC
For all that is in the world - the lust of the flesh [craving for sensual gratification] and the lust of the eyes [greedy longings of the mind] and the pride of life [assurance in one's own resources or in the stability of earthly things] - these do not come from the Father but are from the world [itself].

I have carried a testimony of myself in my ability to survive and make it work.  But I'm no longer in pursuit of survival.  What is this world, but temporal?  I'm in pursuit of Him.  Even if it be foolishness, I'm ready to see that it doesn't change Him!  That He still chose me and will keep me and that all things will work to my good.

This blog name should really be changed to Being Raised WITH Rosalinda.

I must grow and I wasn't sure how else to make it happen.  I think I picked the "safest" thing that I knew was drastic enough.  I have received counsel about my job before and how I hide in it.  Not just in my trust of the resources of the job, but my own abilities.  Thought I deal with people on a daily basis, they go to their rooms and I have a lot of isolated alone time.  Something that also needs to change in my life.

I reach for the Heart of the Father.  To be in Truth with Him and no longer believing that it has ever been me, but that it was Him in the job and will be Him outside of it.

May the discomfort and pain bring me to repentance and new intimacy with Him!

How have you reached for Him today?