I am linking up with Lisa Jo again in 2014 for Five Minute Friday. A time when we commit to writing for just five minutes, and then link up with a community of writers who are doing the same. Will you join us?
Today’s word prompt is: SEE
It was 2010 and I thought I knew where we were headed.
Sure there were big changes and leaps of faith, but we felt confident that God had a plan and we moved forward with great anticipation.
A new job, a move away from all that we knew, a new church and new neighborhood. So much change but I felt confident that we were right where we were supposed to be.
And then in the winter of 2011 the bottom dropped out.
Unexpected unemployment – times two. Reality came crashing down around us and all I could see was darkness.
Hope was out of my reach, I only saw despair. Convinced that God had deserted us, or we had heard Him wrong in the first place I slipped into a deep depression.
How could this have happened?
But then, light.
Courage stuffing down the fear, my husband made some big decisions and a new business was formed.
I could only see the negative. I was convinced that it wouldn’t work, that all was lost.
My husband, he saw opportunity, and He trusted God had a greater plan all along.
It didn’t come easily at first, and has never been without a lot of hard work and determination. Today we are no where that I thought we would ever be. This successful business a part of our family, working together as a team now.
God provided immeasurably more than I could have ever imagined.
I couldn’t see it then, in the thick of what seemed like hopelessness.
But today my eyes have been opened to the many ways that God was at work all along. I can only fall on my knees in thankfulness and praise Him for all He has done.
“I once was lost, but now I’m found. Was blind, but now I see….”