Answered Prayers

I've spent a lot of time over the last few weeks praying about my job and for my move (lease is up at the end of June), as well as asking others to pray for me in these areas. I am relieved to share that my loving, wonderful Father delivered a clear message yesterday: stay put for now.

I have this terrible tendency of jumping ship to a new opportunity the moment a job makes me uncomfortable or when I simply find myself bored. And the same goes for my residence; I welcome the end of a lease as an excuse to venture on to a new locale and spend months setting up shop in a new space. New, new, new. It's shiny, it's pretty, it's greener over there in that grass.


But it's not. I'm learning again and again that there can be such value in sticking with something, through the ups and downs, and waiting expectantly for your next leading from the Lord. I'm not flaky like this when it comes to relationships (thankfully), and find that I so enjoy those people with whom I have endured the good, the bad and the ugly. But for whatever reason, I am so impatient and discontent with my day-to-day. This was revealed to me as a sign of my own immaturity, thinking that a change of pace would rescue me from whatever discomfort or annoyance from which I sought to escape.

This world isn't meant to be comfortable or satisfying. At all. And it isn't. Now, that doesn't mean that there aren't aspects that give us glimpses into the perfection that lies ahead. But this experience has been such a powerful reminder of my true home, my true role, and puts my "big issues" right smack into perspective: they're so small, yet dangerously distracting.

So for now, I stay. The Lord has asked my to be still, and I will joyfully obey. And I've got to tell you, everything seems sweeter when taking those (sometimes challenging) steps to live in obedience. Even my shoddy apartment building that drips water in the walls when my upstairs neighbor flushes the toilet. I so thankful for that little hot mess.

P.S. Thank you to all my prayer warriors! It is truly an honor to know that my dear friends and sisters have approached our God on my behalf, and you've blessed me so much in doing so. He is so faithful, and I thank y'all for your love.


  1. I'm just like you in regards to the job! I never seem content enough to settle in and make a go of it. I've been itchy recently to move on!
    I am so glad you have found your answer...for now!

  2. i feel like i could have written this post, especially the part about wanting to jump ship with jobs when getting uncomfortable or bored, as well as wanting to move residences. i, too, share these characteristics. it was a comfort to me to read this post. i'm glad that you have been shown what you need to do through prayer. i'm praying for you!

  3. It sounds like you've had a true revelation. I'm glad you've found an answer and you now know what path to follow. :)

  4. When in doubt, be still. God will direct you. Keep praying. No matter what you situation is subject to change. Embrace and accept it. ((HUG))

  5. Thanks, Kendra! Yeah, I am really working on being content. It's challenging, that's for sure.

  6. Aw, thank you so much, Lauren. Your prayers mean so much and I am so glad to hear that I'm not the only one who feels this way. It's encouraging to remember that we've all got stuff, but there's always room for growth. :)

  7. Thank you, Stephanie. I'm still not sure what lies ahead beyond where I am now, but it's comforting to know that I'm in good hands. :)

  8. So true! I struggle with stillness, but making that time and quieting my heart always pays off. Big hug, friend! :)