A Resume Built by God

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If you have been following me or know me, you know I am an avid follower of Beth Moore.  She is a remarkable woman who genuinely loves God and has been called and appointed by God to be in Womens’ Ministry.   In one of her posts “Ok So Here’s the Story”, she shares a very candid story of her recent experience in a cancer treatment facility. “It was not my season or His time for me to walk the road of cancer treatment. But, make no mistake. God went WAY out of His way to increase my awakenness to that road from a very personal vantage point.”


It seems as though every time I turn around, I am seeing things from that “vantage point” as Beth described.  I cannot simply lose a job and quickly gain another, I have to experience 8 months of unemployment.  I cannot simply have my appendix removed and go on about life, I have to experience an abscess from surgery that results in an extra 3 months of recovery.  The list goes on and on and in my Divine plan, I’m pretty sure it will continue. 


As I am finally crossing over that perilous and immovable mountain disguised as my past, I am stepping into the woman God wants me to be.  As the pieces of my broken life are being put back together fully restored, I will no longer live in fear and will walk in love.  God is my protector and vindicator.  “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”-Psalm 27:1. 


In Beth’s post, she said, “God has gone to many lengths to allow and appoint me to experiences common to women.” God has called me, and so many others in women’s ministry, to experience a broad spectrum of women’s issues so I can grow more equipped to do His will toward those I serve. And it is my privilege.” 


Just like Beth, I too should feel honored that God trusts me which such a daunting task as this.  He has a plan for me just as Jeremiah 29:11 states.  He specifically choose me to experience pain and sorrow first hand, so I will be better equipped to live out His will.  I am in the midst of my eight month of unemployment.  My resume is updated and a constantly making its way on the information super highway.  My resume is full of experiences, but does not display the one that God is currently updating. 


His Objective: “And we know that in all things God works for the the good of those who love Him and who have been called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:31


Experience: Borrowed words from Beth that intertwine with my own personal experiences – “I endured the same kind of troubled childhoods as many of you. I’ve been abused, oppressed, and scared to death. I battled the same kinds of adolescent ups and downs as most of you. I’ve been a help and a hypocrite. Smart and almost too stupid to live.”


I can only hope that the traits I now possess will properly display the fruits of His spirit – mercy, compassion, dilligence, hope, faith, perseverance, love, flexibility, forgiveness, kindness, and humility and I will complete the work He has set me out to do.


So I ask you this, are your objectives in life clearly defined with His or does your resume need a little tweaking?


Love in Christ,
Nichole











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