I have been very blessed recently. Over the last six months I’ve been blessed with a new car and a new job. I had been a little concerned over the last year or so because of my transportation needs. My last car was a 2005 with about 140,000 miles on it and it had received a few very expensive repairs recently. I knew that I would need a new car in the near future but I didn’t know how I could manage the payments while working as a server in a Mexican restaurant.
I received my first college degree in 1997. I received my second in 2003. I received a masters degree in 2012. Despite my academic accomplishments I have held a string of low wage dead end jobs. I struggled for years to get my foot in the door of a design or marketing career and failed. But last month I got a job in marketing which utilizes my graphic design and writing skills.
It would take me way too long to explain how these blessings came into my life. But I believe that God was in both situations and God’s timing put my in the right places at the right time in order to receive God’s favor. A string of circumstances came together in order to change my life for the better. There were times that I was afraid to make the step forward but I trusted in God and He provided for me.
As I have gotten older I have gained a great appreciation for time. It’s very hard to even grasp the concept of time while you are young because you haven’t seen enough of it pass. But as I live and I have more time behind me I see how God has had His hand on my life.
I am forty one years old and I will celebrate another birthday in February. I have never married or had children. I have a great deal of student loan debt and despite my recent career advancement I still don’t make a great deal of money. Statistically speaking my life is half over and my child bearing years may be over. But I have never been more excited about my future. I am very encouraged right now to read my Bible and be in prayer. I can’t wait to see what God is going to do next.