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Friday, March 27, 2009

To Be or Not To Be

To Be .... alive, living life
Not To Be ... dead

That is the question. ... the state of affairs.

There are still some, a handful or two at my workplace who continue to have jobs, yet their careers are on hold ... waiting day-to-day for that new job offer or the pink slip that confirms their greatest nightmare / fear.

Every person has (or will have) been in this type of dillemma sometime during their lifetime.

Focusing on "what if I lose my job" only leads to despair, desperation, distrust, depression. Might as well focus on "what if I die tomorrow." Well, we might. You never know what may happen. But turn the tables -- "what if you received $1,000 in the mail?" "What if all your bills were paid in full?"

We never know about the "what if's," so you might as well not go there. God alone knows where you are right now and where you are headed and the road you will take. Best to keep it all with Him.

The more we know, the more we think we need to know, is not always satisfying. As children of God, our faith and trust must rest solely in Him. He will sustain us. He is all-sufficient. God will provide for our every need.

What can we do? We have nothing. We can grapple within our minds, thinking of the best way to do things, but is it the best way? Sometimes, we simply must wait. Pray, talk with the Lord, share with Him your feelings. Then wait for His response. But we must wait, reassured God will answer, will show us the way we are to go. We must not worry or become distraught, but rely on God's promises.

"Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything, as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God." (2 Corinthians 3: 5)

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"Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will direct your paths." - Proverbs 3:5-6