The verse that I was studying and dwelling on this past week was Psalm 37:4, “Delight yourself in the Lord; and He shall give you the desires of your heart.”
As I dwelt on the words and prayed this during the week, I have come to realize that some times your desires in your heart are often hidden. I was recently blessed to apply for and get accepted for a paying position with a company that I adore and respect. The reason I mention this is because I have often dreamt about becoming more of a rooted part of this company, but I just knew that it might never happen.
A short while back a position was offered and I thought how awesome it would be for me to apply and work as the assistant to the publisher, but I did not apply. And I didn’t realize how much I actually wanted to apply until I didn’t get the job and a sweet friend of mine did. I was crushed, truth be told. I had no idea that it meant as much as it did until I did not even get the position. But of course, you don’t get a job unless you apply . . . therein was my issue.
I thought that while I wanted to work for said company, the applying part scared me quite silly, so each time an opportunity showed up, I dismissed it. Just knowing that I would never be picked from the many that would obviously apply.
So, just this morning I was blessed to come upon a listing for another position that had come available. I quickly said a prayer and sent my husband a text message telling him about it. He said absolutely you should apply, you know all about doing that sort of work. My heart is screaming, “yes” but my head is saying, “no”. The conflict was enough that I almost didn’t take that extra step and send in my letter of interest.
But as I sent in my letter, I asked God to let this become some thing if He willed it to be. I asked my hubby to say a prayer also, because where two or more are gathered (even separated by miles, we are still together in the same thoughts).
I was so surprised that the answer was quick and came with an invitation to join the company. The Lord knew my heart’s desires even more so that I did. I thought it was just a fleeting, wishful dream to work in a higher capacity with this company, yet my God knows me better than I know myself.
So, just because the desires are in your heart, are they the ones that God wants in there? Are the desires in His plan for you? I have tried all week to apply the “delight yourself” portion of this verse in the hopes that in my honest pursuit of Him that He would lead me to where I need to go.
I am beyond excited and honored to be a part of some thing bigger than myself. Once I have more info that I can share, I will.
My final thought is this; God has our plans laid out for us and His plans are so good. This time, my heart was desiring some thing that I didn’t even know or comprehend and because I have chosen to be diligent, He has blessed me.
The verse for next week is another good one: Psalm 27:14, “Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He will strengthen your heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.”
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In His grace.