Oh my goodness, y’all. So much good stuff going on.
As y’all know, my man retired from the military last fall. He recently began a new job in the new field in which he wanted to work, and things were humming along. Okay, he was working crazy long hours and was completely exhausted (which, if you know the energy and the brute strength of my husband, is saying something), but we were so thankful for a job. And in his chosen field, no less.
He also had his eye on a dream job. You know, the one that I asked y’all to pray about (thank each and every one of you who prayed for him in that regard, those prayers were definitely felt!). He’d begun the process for this dream job before he retired, and it required a very, very long process, one in which he would go through 6 or more interviews, some many months apart. He’d completed the 4th interview successfully and we were 4 months into the wait for word on the next interview.
That’s right where we were when I got the email.
And that’s when everything changed.
There was a position available in a field Chris had never considered. It would require travel, and moving to a new state. It would also require Chris give up on this dream job he had been pursuing for close to 8 months.
Would he be interested?
Let’s just say, we’re moving.
This job is more than a dream come true for my guy… too big and too wonderful for either of us to have even thought to dream for ourselves. But I can see so clearly how God crafted him specifically do to this job and I can’t wait to see all He does in and through Chris in the coming months and years.
I don’t usually look back and read posts, but today I did. And I’m sharing more for me than for you because God continues to amaze me. When I asked y’all, about 4 months ago, to pray about Chris’ job this is what I wrote:
“But more than getting this job, we want to pursue God’s plan for our lives. Chris’ future employment is a really big deal because it will determine where we live, what we do and how Chris will be devoting much of his time and talent.
Honestly, despite the occasional nagging fear to the contrary, we both just really want Chris to have the job that God wants for him.”
And that is exactly what God did. Out of the blue, and requiring no effort on our parts. To Him be the glory.
Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. — Ephesians 3:20-21
P.S. Feel free to take a guess at what you think Chris will be doing, if you are so inclined. I’d love to hear. I don’t have the ‘okay’ to share exactly what he’ll be doing quite yet, but I will share more as I can.