Yesterday was a bit hard for me. My husband and I, along with another friend, attended a job fair. We are all in search of work. We are all three hard workers. We are all earnestly wanting to work.
So we attended the job fair.
There were about 20 companies there to talk to.
We each chose the ones that matched our interests. We gave resumes. We filled out applications. We talked a little with the job recruiters.
And then after that we drove around to some other locations as well seeking to fill out applications.
There are jobs to be had.
There are willing capable workers.
You just have to find the right fit.
But last evening in a moment of tired weakness, I ask myself: "Why did you quit a job that you loved without having another job first?"
And doubt and worry began to set in.
It is never a good thing to allow these thoughts. When I let my mind go over and over the "what if" and the "if only" thoughts, I lose ground to Satan.
Rumination sprouts. It grows into doubt, worry and fear. And all of these are enemies of faith.
Did not God say that He cares for me? Did he not say that He would provide for me? Did He not ask me to believe and trust in Him?
Then according to His word I must: destroy speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, (2 Corinthians 10:5 NASB)
Those doubts, worries and fears are against my knowledge of God. I have to take those thoughts captive (prisoner) before they imprison me.
Pray for me, my husband and my friend as we continue to look for work.
Do not say, "Why is it that the former days were better than these?" For it is not from wisdom that you ask about this. (Ecclesiastes 7:10 NASB)