Today is my birthday and God has done exceedingly above all that I could ask or imagine!
When my son was smaller, he would have 2 or 3 get togethers for his birthday. You know, Chuck-E-Cheese one day but some people couldn't make it, so we'd have another one later at the park, and usually he would have a friend for a sleepover. They were birthdays that lasted for a week!
This year for the first time ever, my birthday lasted ALL week.
I've worked in the same job for 9 years. Other than advancements within that department, I have stayed there very content.
Last week a door opened and I was offerred a promotion. A promotion! In a time when we did not get pay raises, when we had two major lay offs in 18 months, and we had a reduction in our 401K, I was given a promotion! One of the first sentences that the manager said when she interviewed me was..."Margie, your reputation preceeds you".
WOW...really? I always minded my own business and honestly never really cared about being noticed. I was dependable, faithful, and willing to serve. The closer I get to Him, the less I have been concerned with a title or "what I do" for a living.
Several months ago He instructed me to meditate on Isaiah 54 which talks about enlarging my territory, stretching myself, lengthening my chords, and strengthening my stakes.
In August within a few weeks of each other, I had gone to three different meetings that were not related at all BUT the message each time was "to get ready to dig new wells".
For my birthday, He was preparing a promotion for me. I am digging new wells by leaving my comfort zone, enlarging my original 9 year territory and strengthening the stakes of that same territory.
I was offerred the job on Monday and then I spent the next 3 days at a training seminar. It was filled with passion, energy, life, creativity, color, excitement and so much more. He has stirred the embers of the flame within.
I am excited as He begins to release new gifts & talents in me...