To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven
My dear Proverbs 31 women in progress,
I hope you’ve been fine since my last post. Today I wanted to share a very short post about waiting on the Lord’s time for you.
Indeed, sometimes, you may feel that everything is going wrong in your life and you get frustrated about your life… Believe me, it happens with everybody, including me. I hope that this post will be a message of encouragement for all of you
First of all, let me share my testimony with you…
10 years ago, I graduated in Negotiations and International Affairs from a French Business School and I was a trainee in a large French bank where everything was okay with the staff. I even envisioned myself being hired in this bank. However, Lehman Brothers collapsed and the bank in which I worked was severely hit by the news.
Suddenly, all my dreams fell down: my boss told me that she couldn’t hire me and that I had to finish my traineeship and find another job. All my world was over. I underwent some months of unemployment where I had problems with my mother because I didn’t bring money at home anymore.
7 months later, I found a job at a call center. It wasn’t new for me as I already did this kind of job when I was a student. However, I felt bored and I thought that the job I was doing wasn’t intellectually stimulating. As a result, I started behaving as an irresponsible person and I got fired.
But I remember praying the Lord at that period, when everything was dark. I asked the Lord to guide me and tell me what my careeer would be. Then, after carrying some research on the Sorbonne University’s website, I saw a new Master’s degree in Finance where I could study and work at the same time! I decide to apply and I was accepted. Finally, I graduated a second time and that time, I was hired in the company where I was a trainee!
And do you know what happened to the first bank where I was a trainee during my first Master’s degree? It went bankrupt!
That’s an happy ending, isn’t it? I told you my story so that you are encouraged in your hardships. God knows why He allows you to go through difficulties. He wants to build your character. He wants to show you what He can do for you when you invoke Him.
In my case, I had to go through difficulties when looking for a job to find a degree that is highly sought after right now. So, when you go through hard times, just look to Jesus, praise Him and let him act in your life.
Look to Biblical role models
I also encourage you to look up to Biblical role models when you wait for the Lord’s answers in your life. Let’s examine some of them.
Abraham and Sarah were promised a child when Abraham was 75. However, Isaac came like 25 years later!
King David had to wait several years after his anointing to become King of Israel after Saul’s death.
Elizabeth had to wait nearly all her life to have a son when she probably made up her mind that she would die childless.
Therefore, everytime you think that everything is going slowly in your life, or not as fast as you expect, look to these Biblical characters.
That’s all for today! What do you think of this post? Please share your point of view in the comments below!
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