Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Thankful Thursday




What are you thankful for this week?
As strange as this is going to sound: I'm thankful that I was terminated from my job. (I told you it would sound strange!)
I'm really serious here. Don't get me wrong, being fired downright stinks! Especially when you know you are innocent of what they say you did. However, this has made me move out of my box. (big time) When this situation was first voiced, I began to pray for God's will. This was new for me. In the past, I would begged God to fix this and restore my position. I simply stated, "Lord You know what is best. Your will, not mine, be done." Obviously, He does not need me where I was anymore. I'm seeing a little more growth in myself and the voicing my faith, my prayers. While I'm still a little nervous about the unknown, I find myself clinging to Lord for strength and boldness. That part, I'm very thankful for!

Psalm 23

A Psalm of David.
1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. 3 He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever.

AMEN!

9 comments:

Denise said...

May God bless your thankful heart.

Jenni said...

Sherry, I still say you're a blessing to those around you...even those of us half a world away. :)

As for me, I'm thankful that my family life has become so stable. My children have a steady and constant step-dad and it shows in their behavior. We're awaiting the addition of another family member and everyone is excited and happy about it. I just feel truly blessed that my home is no longer one of strife and chaos but of peace...most days. :)

Grammy said...

This is my first time on thankful Thursday. I very much enjoyed your post. And glad to here that things worked out for you.I hope the perfect job falls right in your lap. And it will make you very happy.
Be blessed
Grammy

Laurie Ann said...

May God bless you as you ready yourself for His future plans for you. Happy Thankful Thursday!

Bobbi Jo said...

No, it doesn't sound strange. Somtimes having a particular job isn't always the best for us. Keep holding to God as He will bless you with another job.

Lori @ Front Porch Legacy said...

Well I think your Thankful Thursday is just awesome! Thankful in ALL circumstances, as He teaches us to be. God bless you!

Sherrylinn said...

I want to thank each of you for stopping by and leaving your comments. I can't tell you how much your encouragement means to me. God is faithful, always! I had one interview on Wednesday and another on Monday. The doors are opening, as He promised they would.

A Day in the Life of Craziness said...

I like you :)

eph2810 said...

I am so sorry that you have lost your job. I do love your attitude about it though. You are right - God knows what is best for you, and He already has the perfect job for you lined up.

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us.

Be blessed today and always...