Following on last week’s blog about “When it isn’t working, what should we do?”, I want to share an experience I had.
Many years ago I worked as a copywriter in a company where I enjoyed the people and grew from the experience. After a couple of years, they moved the business to another state. Not wanting to uproot my children, I turned down the move and began looking for another job.
I looked everywhere, talked to everyone, and read every ad in the paper. Nothing happened. After a few weeks, I said, “There is a plan for me and I don’t know how to make it happen.”
After a month of literally sitting and waiting, a friend called to say he’d received his Chamber of Commerce newsletter and suggested I call them. My immediate response was, “Obviously they have a writer. I can’t call them.” Yet when I hung up, I called. Why? Something ‘moved’ me to pick up the phone, so I went with the flow.
The Chamber writer/editor was retiring and yes, they were getting ready to place an ad. The call from my friend came on Tuesday. I interviewed on Wednesday. On Thursday I was offered the job. It was more than I’d hoped for and I let it come to me. When I quit pushing the boulder up hill and trusted in the Universe to provide, life was able to carry out its plan for me – and it didn’t need my help.
QUESTION: Do you know when to keep pushing and when to stop? Are you able to just sit and let life bring the answers or do you feel you must seek them? Does God need your help? (And, BTW, “God helps those who help themselves” is NOT in the Bible!)