Sunday, November 1, 2015

Faith in His Timing

"Faith in God includes faith in His timing."

On the 22nd of this beautiful November, Matt and I will have been married for 1 whole year. 
I can't believe how much has happened since then. 

I have so many stories to share from this past year and I wish I had been more on top of recording them, but for now, this is about our most recent miracles. 

We moved to Texas this past April and it was supposed to be a temporary stop before continuing our move to Virginia. However, that didn't happen and we decided to stay here. Problem: we only had summer employment. So, after the summer slipped away, we were hunting for solid jobs that would keep us here in the apartment community we already lived in and in Texas in general. 
                            That is a feat much easier dreamed than done. 
While we wanted to change career formats; Matt has always been great at sales, but he wanted management experience. Unfortunately, we kept getting turned away from training programs for that. We found a phenomenal job in sales though and he was actually excited about the opportunity. Everything seemed perfect about it (other than management training). The interview process was going amazing and everyone loved him and it seemed like a done deal. At this point, we were ready and EXCITED to accept a job offer. 
...But they wouldn't ever finish their own interview process. There were "a few" people they still needed to interview and that was a month ago. {They STILL haven't interviewed those same people.} 
Of course, we started to get stressed. So, just to cover our bases, Matt started applying for other jobs. To make a long story short, a job we weren't even considering turned out to be a better option than we had ever imagined. We found this job after almost a month of waiting to hear back from the sales job. At this point, Matt applied, interviewed, had a second interview, and was extended a {PHENOMENAL} job offer! 

I was so insistent for so long that we NEEDED that other job and we got so frustrated we weren't employed yet. How shortsighted!! We had no idea what was in store and it was far better than we even thought to ask for. 

I cannot express how grateful I am that God is watching out for us. That God knows what we need and how to help us get there. I was so frustrated with the first company for taking so long to give us an offer, I didn't realize it was God's way of keeping us occupied until we could find the path out there that was right for us. 
We had job offers along the way--we almost took a job in Missouri, just to have a job!--it was tempting to take them! Taking that leap of faith was scary. I can't tell you how much I wanted to just grab on to anything during my panic moments. Waiting though...It paid off! 

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