I wanted to drop in real quick and remind everyone that this world is fleeting. The daily situations and issues we face need not despair us or distract us.
Psalm 118:6 The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?
I have been panicking over a job I don’t want. I thought I did, but I don’t. The group of people I’d be working with do not see me the way that I am because they simply cannot. In a negative mindset all one can see is the issues, never the solutions. So this group of lovely, strong and amazing people believe I cannot handle the workload I’d be doing beside them on a daily basis. I am not offended in the least. In fact, I am overly amused by their doubts of me and the abilities God has given me.
God allowed me to work in a retail pharmacy setting for over 13 years and every time someone tells me I’m not qualified for a job or doubt that I am due to the volume, chaos or demands it presents, I laugh. Heartily. If you have never worked in a retail pharmacy setting there is no way for me to explain it to you. The best I can say is, phone’s are always ringing, people are always demanding your attention in one or more capacities, insurance companies are always misleading you and connecting you to another department that can’t help. Meanwhile, you have to document prescriptions, fill prescriptions (put pills into a vial or “just slap a label on it”) all the while your pharmacist is fielding doctor, hospital and patient phone calls. Answering patient questions and sometimes filling prescriptions as well. Before you start thinking, that’s not so bad, I left out the most important factor. You are always shorthanded. On the days you happen to have a full staff, you may as well be shorthanded because you’re making up for the previous days short staff issues. All of this is on a good day in pharmacy. I am not exaggerating in the least.
Back to the panicking over this job I don’t want. I finally said to God, “It really doesn’t matter what job I end up in. I’m here to serve you and I know YOU will put me in the position to do that in the most effective way.”
I have prayed I don’t get that position. I have begged God to give it to a co-worker that needs the job more than I do. The problem for me is since their opinions have been voiced and they doubt me, I no longer feel I can work effectively beside them. Beyond my feelings, I also know God can move me beyond such petty issues. God is on my side. There is no need for me to panic, nor is there any need for me to fear. God has my life in HIS hands. I will follow where He leads and I will thank HIM for the journey.
I’m not perfect, nor do I pretend to be. I’m just tired of all the garbage this world continues to unload on me. So instead of allowing myself to be buried under worldly trash, I am trusting in God to hold the umbrella of HIS power over me to keep me from it. Yes, I will face situations, but NEVER ALONE.
God is on YOUR side too. You do NOT need to fear, for He will guide you, protect you and always remain with you. Man can do nothing to us that is going to take us from the hand of GOD. So the little silly things, like someone doubting your ability, breaking your trust, hurting your heart, it will all pass. You must grieve through it, by going to God. You must allow Him to walk you through the process of letting it all go. Don’t allow these earthly issues to derail your walk and purpose with God. HE IS ON YOUR SIDE.