Daily Delight

Sunday, August 14, 2016

“You’re going to ruin your life.” That’s actually what a former co-worker told me when I accepted a new job. This was someone I respected, whom I had seen make advances in his career in the short few years that I had known him. It hurt. And even though I had spent 8 months prayerfully considering this new opportunity, building pro/con lists, discussing with my family and closest friends and finally coming to the conclusion that it was indeed time to move on, those words crept into my head and my heart and I began to doubt myself.

In my current bible study, we were recently discussing listening for the small voice of God. Oh, how easy it is for man’s voice to drown out His quiet whispers. It’s been almost four months since I took that new job. During those four months, I’ve been able to spend more time with my family, write for this blog, and participate in that bible study with an incredible group of women – all things I would have found difficult or stressful to make time for in my former role. God is telling me these things are important. And yet, when I am fumbling to find the correct answers in my new work, or realizing that I have to prove myself all over again in a different industry, I hear the other voice: “You’re going to ruin your life.” When that voice creeps in, I have to make a deliberate effort to push it aside and listen for God. Many times I get frustrated because I don’t hear his voice. But then, if I’m very quiet and remove myself from my work and my worldly desires, He tells me, “This is not your life. Your life is in Me. Trust Me.” And I’m trying, dear reader, I truly am. I pray that you are too and that you are able to hear His still, small voice amidst the noise of everyday life. I listen carefully to what God the Lord is saying, for he speaks peace to his faithful people... -Psalms 85:8 (NLT) 

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Kyndle Huey≫ ≫Kyndle Huey is 30-something southern girl who calls Birmingham, Alabama home. She loves reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Her simplest pleasure is a good cup of coffee with a side of great conversation. She hopes you will join her in conversation here.


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