“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” - Lamentations 3:22-23
It’s no secret that coronavirus has left many Americans, including myself, unemployed. Since the age of 14, the only time I can remember not having a job or an income was when I studied abroad in London for my last semester of college.
A couple of months before corona started to spread, I knew I was entering into a new season of my life. My grandma was terminally ill, and I knew that things would never be the same.
What I didn’t know was that I would be unemployed two weeks after she passed away and that God would use my unemployment status to encourage me to create again. Since my roommates are working from home every day, I challenged myself to do something productive during work hours.
That challenge ultimately led to me starting a facemask business out of my kitchen. Honestly, I HATE to sew, but God put the desire in my heart to want to help with the facemask shortage.
Only God knew that I was perfectly set up with the resources and knowledge needed to sew, pack, and ship facemasks during a global pandemic. All my years of experience and waiting on God was Him preparing me for a time like this.
And He didn't just provide me with an opportunity to help others, He also provided me with a source of income during a season of unemployment.
As I was reflecting this week, God spoke to my heart about the importance of seeking guidance from Him daily. I have been praying for years for direction for my life, but what I’m learning is that the direction that we're often seeking is in our daily discipline.
As much as we want to know what God has in store for our future, sometimes we just need to be present and focus on what God needs us to do today. If we seek His guidance daily and are obedient to what He asks us to do, eventually we will step into our purpose.
In this season, God may need you to serve a purpose that’s completely different from what He will need you to do in another season. And it may be uncomfortable, but trust that God knows what He’s doing.
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” - Lamentations 3:22-23
If you find yourself starting to worry about the unsure future, know that God is Jehovah Jireh, which means the Lord will provide. His mercies, a tender love that responds to our frailty and needs in unexpected ways, are new every day.
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