Day Seven: Releasing control when things do work out…


On September 23, 2011 we found out that Dave got the position he has been working towards since July of 2009. We had spent so much time praying, worrying, turning things over to God… then grasping them back… then turning them over again :).

The past two years have been a rollercoaster, to say the least. There have been times we wanted to quit… to throw in the towel on what we knew God was asking us to do. We felt so strongly that Chick fil A was the place He had put us, but the journey seemed so difficult at times… how could THIS be His plan??

We found out that Dave got a job as an interim manager with Chick fil A. This means that we still have a way to go before he has his own store, but it is a step (a big step) in the right direction.

The temptation when things do work out is to take control back into my hands. I can start to think that I did something that caused things to go in our favor. It was all about how hard Dave worked, or how I helped prepare him for his interview. I start thinking of ways to take the credit. Isn’t it funny how we work? We pray for God to help us and then when things go our way we forget who got us to where we are.

I am going to publish some posts in the next couple of days that I wrote before we found out that Dave got the position as an interim manager.

The other day I heard a woman talking about how she has an ebenezer book. It is a book where she writes down every time God answers a prayer. She opens it and remembers His faithfulness. The same way Samuel remembered the Lord’s provision in 1 Samuel 7:12

12 Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer,[b] saying, “Thus far the LORD has helped us.”

These next couple of posts are my ebenezers. I want to always remember who gets the credit when things do work out.


About tappytime

This blog is about lessons I am learning on a daily basis. I am a stay at home mom, so most of the lessons I learn from my children. Matthew 21:16 "'Do you hear what these children are saying?' they asked him. 'Yes,' replied Jesus, 'have you never read, '"from the lips of children and infants you, Lord, have called forth your praise'?"" God teaches us things in all different ways... These are my reflections on those lessons.

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