Wednesday, October 6, 2021

😎🐫🎤 Christ’s peace be with you. I would like to share a blessing and a praise with you today. A few weeks ago, I interviewed for a position and this past week I was offered the job. Starting 10/24/2021, I will be changing jobs from a HR Staffing Specialist to a HR Compensation Specialist. Moving from a Staffing Specialist to a Compensation Specialist is something I’ve been working toward for a couple years. I know change is good and I also know it will bring challenges and learning opportunities that will allow me to grow even more. No, the grass isn’t ALWAYS greener on the other side. I know with every job there will also be droughts and dry brown patches along this journey. I consider this opportunity an incredible blessing.

So where does the praise come in?  For the last six months or more (I’ve lost count), I’ve been working a lot of overtime trying to keep my eyebrows above water.  Staff that left over a year ago still haven’t been replaced.  In addition to not replacing the staff that left, additional workloads were assigned to our team.  Work is work and someone has to make sure it gets taken care of.  I completely understand that.  Where I believe it affected me most is in the fact that once I came home from work, I just wanted to shut my brain off and do nothing.  I’ve been physically and mentally tired.  Okay, you might be saying…”I’m not seeing a praise in this.”  Well, this past week, I started hearing God again while I was sleeping!  God and I used to communicate almost every night in my sleep.  Multiple times this past week God and I have once again had our midsleep talks.  The first night it happened, it made me a little sad thinking I hadn’t even realized I was missing them.  My mind was so consumed with what my next 20 work tasks were, that I totally quit responding to the conversations God was trying to have with me.  He never left me.  It was me that left our conversation.  I’m so thankful and praise God that my mind has once again been opened to hearing and talking with Him.  Not to sound like an infomercial, but wait…there’s more.  It goes beyond the conversations.  Typically, my conversations with God involved some degree of follow up action.  The majority of which is immediately praying for someone He tells me about or some degree of actual interaction with someone.  I’ve been losing a little sleep because of these conversations and follow up actions, but I have to say…It feels good to be back in this kind of relationship with God.  Sometimes we just don’t realize how special a relationship is until it’s gone.

Take some time to reflect on where you’ve knowingly or unknowingly allowed your relationship with the Lord to slip.  Contemplate on what you’ve been truly missing.  Not just the surface level stuff, dive a little deeper. 

Now…………How will you bring it back?

Bless others and be blessed.

If the Lord has touched you in some way with His message today, I ask that you pay it forward by sharing this message, so that you and He may also bless others.  Click subscript to receive your message every Wednesday.

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