Monday, June 15, 2009

Whose Plan?

Have you ever felt the Lord leading you a certain way, only to later question that call?

I'm feeling this to a small degree, as the job possibilities get more slim every day. I've applied to more than 15 jobs now, and every day more of them are filled without even an interview. At the same time, new jobs open every day, as I applied to two more just an hour ago. To date, I've had one interview, and that was a phone interview before we even arrived in Colorado.

We know we are supposed to be here in Colorado. I just have to keep reminding myself that our life here and our job situation may end up looking differently than I had first imagined. Isn't that always the way it works? I was getting so excited about the possibility of having my own classroom and having my own students. I'm not saying it can't happen, but I am trying to accept the possibility that I may have to substitute again this Fall. Ugh.

Michael's prospects aren't that much better. Right now we are feeling a bit restless and useless as we are both unemployed and not sure how to spend our time.

I just need to stop doubting and have a little faith, knowing that my plan isn't always His. In college I always clung to the following phrase, a quote from, at the time, one of my favorite TV shows, "Seventh Heaven."

"We Plan, God Laughs."


Krista said...

right... because I planned on giving up on the pregnancy thing for a few months and getting Lasik on my eyes. Surgery scheduled for this Friday. Then after NOT trying, we found out on Saturday that we are pregnant... God is surely laughing at this one!

Mrs. Chappy said...

Congrats Krista! I'm soooo happy for you! It's amazing to me how many people get pregnant when they STOP trying. :)