For the past year, I’ve been applying for a different position at work. I love the job that I’ve been doing for the past 6 years, but I was ready for something different. I was applying for something that I felt would better utilize my talents, and would better suit my lifestyle as a family man.As I got to my desk last week, I noticed a congratulatory email from my coworker. The email stated that I got the position!
My first reaction was skepticism. And in an effort to not be the victim of the latest office prank, I verified the good news, and sure enough, it was true! The position that I’ve been applying, hoping, and praying for was mine.
But before I got the good news, I began to think that there was little hope of being selected. I was repeatedly told that the chances, the stars, and the cards were all aligned against me. I was filled with doubt.
Sometimes life in general, can be the same way. Whenever we feel stuck, circumstances and earthly wisdom can lead us to believe that chances are there is no hope…that we won’t be able to make that change…that the stars, the cards- they’re stacked against us...
But that’s not ever true. There is good news. And that good news comes from a source that can deliver.
"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
God is great, and His news is good.