“You can’t get to no better days
Unless you make it through the night.
Oh, you will see those better days
But you gotta be patient.”
If you’ve been here before, you know I have been through quite a journey – from health issues to unemployment. Somewhere along the way, I was also an unknowing guinea pig thrown under the bus by people with questionable intentions. I chose to ignore the noise and peacefully forge on. Truth screams louder than malicious insinuations anyway.
As Dianne Reeves fills the room and the quiet sunlight strikes my desk, I just had to sit back and take stock of where I am now…and how absolutely amazing and unexpected my life journey is. Before my health problems, nothing much was happening to my life. Every day was just “the day following yesterday”. It was all really a constant “bleh”. It wasn’t as much that I got sick. It was more that I came to recognize and accept the Lord in my life. Once that settled in my heart, I began to see the Lord’s hand in every little bit. Laid off? The Lord made sure I had little pockets of successes as I ventured on my own. Target of talebearers? I found pure-hearted souls who watched out for me and lifted me up. Discouraged and ready to give up? A surprise opportunity happened.
Now, every time I start tapping away at the keyboard, I am reminded of how much life has changed. This was where I was sometime a year ago:
On the floor, scouring the vast internet world, chasing and hitting up leads. Now, I work with better comfort – a real desk, a real chair (hahaha!), a fun “work toy” and a cup-full of happy, colored pens. I know this is the Lord’s doing. His graciousness. His hand.
Yes, you just “gotta be patient”, but you also gotta have that bottomless, unlimited faith that the Lord has great plans for you; that there is a light meant to shine and lead you to the path He has laid out for you.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11