God, please Move or Remove

We’re all exactly the same. I know this. We’re human. We have body parts. We come from mothers and fathers. So I’m hoping with that in mind that I’m not alone in this thought, especially to those of you reading who share my belief in the loving God in the Bible…

I often find myself in a place where I’m not just praying… in fact, I know I need to be praying more and more consistently, but it’s more of a begging… pleading with God to move or remove.

What does that mean exactly… well, let me tell you a fictional story about a guy named Greg. Greg loves his job. He enjoys the ups and downs of the business and while not every day is amazing, overall he’s very happy. But days and weeks and months go by and Greg finds himself focusing on the drawbacks of his day to day tasks. He thinks about this a lot and one day he quits his job.

Greg is happy with his decision but every job after isn’t quite fitting either.

Did Greg quit his job too early? Was he aware there was room for growth at that job?

Months and years go by and Greg remembers the good times at the job he once had. Now he sort of wishes he hadn’t given up so quickly, but it’s been years. With every job he’s had since then, he enjoys parts of the work, but knows this work doesn’t reach the bar set by the job he quit.

So he prays for God to help. All he can think of are two things that would solve this…

“God, please move in my life– orchestrate it so I can go back to the job I quit but would appreciate more now. Or remove the desire from my heart.”

Greg– no, I– am not throwing up an ultimatum to God, I’m not telling Him what he’s got to do and only giving him 2 choices. I’m just praying that He’ll hear me, and know that I’m doing my best to seek Him in this “job hunt”. I know there’s always, ALWAYS, a secret third option so for now I’ll keep praying for God to move or remove, and be on the lookout for that unexpected third choice 🙂

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-Out of the Wilderness

 

 

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The Smell of Popcorn in the Air

I bet you thought I was at a movie theater, didn’t you? You’d be incorrect! I’m at the Nissan dealership waiting for my car to be almost like new. And by almost I mean never again to be anywhere close to like new. But hey, I should have a couple of new tires, an alignment, balance, all the stuff that goes along with getting 2 new tires. They also found a nail in one of the tires I am keeping. Hoping that won’t be an issue on any upcoming trips. popcornAs I sit here in their wifi zone, the smell of popcorn wafting in front of me, a young child crying/laughing/talking (depending on which minute it is), my thoughts have run all over the place. From my job, to my dating life, to Christmas, the dogs, family, and what all those things blended together means for 2014. My prayer for the year is simple: for God to keep my family safe whether they’re at school, home, church, or anywhere in between. Keep my dogs safe and healthy. Help me to live with love for God and others in my heart, mind, and soul. I want to live with a sense of adventure this year! I want to go hiking a lot. I want to go to the beach. I want to love my job. I want to find true love like a cheesy Hallmark movie. I want to wake up excited about the possibilities of the day. I want to keep in touch with my family, my friends, and watch good movies. I want to watch Florida State win the National Championship. But mostly, I want to hear, “Sir, your car’s ready.”

-Out of the Wilderness