“You make all things work together for our good.” This declaration fell from my lips as I was praying out loud Wednesday night. The declaration that God never slips up, leaves holes in His plans for us, or absentmindedly forgets to keep an eye on us, was a reminder of His sovereignty. He makes ALL things work together for our good.
The following morning, I received the daily email from our pastor, and he included Romans 8:28 in his message!
“… And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” -Romans 8:28
THEN immediately after seeing this email, I looked up a song that had popped up into my head the day before- Jesus Culture’s “Your Love Never Fails.” I played it on YouTube and immediately the words of the songs caused me to weep, the Spirit in my heart burning. I was singing along when Chris Quilala began to sing the Bridge: “You make all things work together for my good,” which he repeated over and over again. I had totally forgotten that part of the song! Yet here again was the declaration that had cropped up the previous night and earlier in the morning, spoken directly to me about my circumstances. The reason why I’m sharing this is because it’s a promise for all of those who love Hm. Even during the times we act without consulting Him, He uses those circumstances for our good.
Yesterday over lunch T. and I talked about my gol #5 and came to the conclusion that it would be best to wait a year before I take action. My bubble was burst, but he helped me to realize that waiting isn’t a bad thing. I can use that time to plan, prepare, form a clearer idea of what I want, and ensure that this is something I truly want to do (since I have a tendency to leave projects unfinished; I get too excited about starting new things). I’m even planning on taking business classes at the school I teach at, if my boss is cool with it. That way I’ll be more equipped and feel more confident in starting a business. God knew! He knew what I’d want and gave me a teaching job that fulfilled everything I wanted in a teaching job and now more.