God is faithful. When we are willing to listen to Him and follow his lead, he’ll do just that – lead us. Lead us exactly where He intends for us to go. Here’s a story for you:
There is a new Cabela’s store set to open up here soon. I decided I may as well apply, although I wasn’t too interested in working retail. Constantly changing schedules, working on holidays and grumpy people….no thanks. I scheduled an interview as I finished up the online application, and put the date in my calendar. Woohoo.
As the interview date drew nearer, I came this close to canceling it. Why on earth should I interview for a job I didn’t even want? But Ron encouraged me to go – it would be good practice. Even the day before the interview, I just didn’t want to do it….but there was this still small voice inside that said “just go”. So I went.
During the interview, I mentioned that I have an Education degree, but that I wasn’t stuck on the notion of teaching in the traditional classroom – and don’t large corporations like this have teaching positions? Why yes, yes they do.
To make a long story short(er), two days after my initial interview, my phone rang. It was the store manager of our soon-to-be Cabela’s. They wanted me to come in for another interview. Cue pounding heart!
The second interview went very well – and just over a week later, I got a call – I had been selected for the position of “Systems Trainer”! Benefits. Vacation. 401k. Year-round employment. A reliable winter income.
Laying in bed that night, my mind was racing with so many questions. Where will they send me for my 2-week training? Where will I stay? Will I be able to do laundry? Will Ron survive??! So many questions. And then, a whisper in my heart – And step by step You’ll lead me, and I will follow you all of my days.
“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.'”
Step by step. All of the questions? He’ll lead. He already showed that He is capable by leading me to this job!
Trust Him to lead you.