Bright Future

“My child, eat honey, for it is good, and the honeycomb is sweet to the taste.  In the same way, wisdom is sweet to your soul.  If you find it, you will have a bright future, and your hopes will not be cut short.” (Proverbs 24:13-14 NLT)

* Reading different verses in Proverbs today, the last sentence is what stuck out to me.  One of my recent hopes was cut short because I was hoping to have an interview for one of two full-time custodial jobs that opened up.  To my bitter sadness, I did not get an interview at all.  Recently, I have been doing two sections at work, and sometimes up to three on part-time hours and I’m about burned out.  Now, I get help in them most days, but there are a few days when I have to do two pretty much by myself in six hours, sometimes less time if there’s a game going on we need to clean up after. 

The fact that I have been doing all of this created a thought that I deserved AT LEAST an interview.  ((EXTRA NOTE: I take on everything that is thrown at me, or attempt to, so that (if I was ever replaced, let go) I wouldn’t leave thinking/wishing I did more or have any regrets.  I give it all of my energy and just pray that God would get the glory through it all))  I don’t deserve anything, God blesses me with what I need, not what I necessarily want all the time…

In the end, I won, my HOPE was greater than the position, my HOPE is to glorify God.  All I can pray for concerning this is that God take away the bitter feeling and allow me to use this opportunity to glorify Him *

QUESTION TO YOU: Has there been anything you have not received that you think you deserved, but after thinking about it, realized your real Hope was never really cut off?

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