Lesson Learned

Lately I’ve been becoming more and more restless with my current job; I am not being challenged, my skills are under-appreciated {heck, unknown} and my four years of college education aren’t being utilized. It’s time for a change, a change for the better, a step up in life, a job that I love.

My problem is that despite my wonderful recommendations from former employers and classmates I’m not 100% confident in myself, nor am I overly proactive. I’ve been so blessed in my life to have so many wonderful opportunities seemingly fall at my feet that now, when the pickings are sparse, I am at a loss for knowing the next step.

Then my dad introduced to me this excerpt from Luke 18:

Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’

“For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care about men, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually wear me out with her coming!”

And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly.”

These verses have welled up in me a motivation to strive for what I deserve, for something out of my reach. God is teaching me a great lesson through this difficult situation; He is teaching me not to settle for anything less than what He has designed me to do. I thought that I could get away with working just for the money, but now I know what is missing: passion. I was made to create, to be a perfectionist and to work hard; nothing less than that will ever fill my life with satisfaction.

Time to learn to be like the persistent widow.

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2 Responses to “Lesson Learned”

  1. Courtney Says:

    Neat story Brit! Very inspirational :)! I’ll keep you in prayers. You are so talented and are meant for great things!! Love you girl, and see you in a few weeks!!

  2. Grandpa and Jan Says:

    The persistent widow ???? Are you planning to kill our grandson? Does he know of your plans? ( yes, I read the parable)
    We’re really enjoying your blog Britney. Keep up the great work and good luck in your life’s work search. I found mine quite by chance but like you, I was ready when the opportunity came along. However, what I planned to do is not what became my life’s work.
    Have a wonderful Christmas!

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