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Thursday, August 15, 2013

My Worth Is By God's Standards-Not Mine!

Return, O Lord, deliver my soul: oh save me for Thy mercies' sake. Psalms 6:4

When I had moved from one state to another, thinking it would be easy to get another teaching position, I was in for a rude awakening! They were laying off teachers throughout the state, due to budget constraints. I was beside myself. I had given up a job that I dearly loved to be closer to family, but no jobs were available.

It crossed my mind to spend my days eating to drown my job frustrations. I knew God had allowed me to lose the 80+  pounds over 30 years ago and didn't want me to slip back into old eating patterns. What was I to God-for starters!

I got on the computer, checked the newspaper, and everything else to try to be aware of any job vacancies. I went to several interviews, to no avail. Then, I had a job interview where everything seemed to click. The principal really seemed impressed with my experience. She ended our interview by saying, "The only question I have for you, when I call you on Friday about the teaching position, will you accept it?" She could tell I would by my eager response.

Well, Friday came and went and I never heard about the job. I made all these excuses in my mind. I thought that the principal was just too busy with other issues preparing for the school year to start and just forgot to call me. I thought that maybe she was held up by red-tape through the district, but it really wasn't the case.

It was another year and a half before I got a full-time teaching position. In that time, God allowed me to proof the book: Bible Passages That Can Influence Your Life, that He led me to write. I might not have finished it without having had this opportunity, although I struggled with not having a teaching job. How did that speak of my worth? Then, after much soul-searching and many tearful prayers, I realized that my worth is by God's standards, not mine!

During that time without a job, I did volunteer work and I got several part-time jobs. It turns out that one of the part-time jobs was for my future employer. My part-time work developed a sense of credibility that made me the candidate that was called when an  ideal teaching position became available. God has all things in timing. If I had gotten that other full-time position I had counted on, I wouldn't have been available when this ideal teaching position became available. Additionally, I might not have had the opportunity to finally get Bible Passages That Can Influence Your Life published. I feel badly that I complained so much to God when He had a plan for me all along. Return, O Lord, deliver my soul: oh save me for Thy mercies' sake. Psalms 6:4

Since this is an example of the positive influence God has made on my overeating, this may not reflect the whole meaning of the Bible verse.

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