Satan really knows how to get my attention, you know that? He really loves to keep my eyes off Christ and focused on whatever he can throw my way.
This has been a tough school year for me. I accepted a job as a Special Ed Para and had to learn that God wasn’t finished with me, and that no this wasn’t going to be my job forever, but it is my job for now. I had to have faith that even though I wanted to be married to Lance already I had to wait for God to prepare us for that next step. I thought to myself early on, “Wow, it’s going to be a slow year for me so I’ll just add more to my plate.” Boy was I wrong.
I felt like the Lord wanted me to be more involved in a Girl’s Ministry so I started an internship with the High School Minister at FBC Cumming. The County was offering endorsements to certified employees so I signed up to get my gifted endorsement. November rolled around and Lance gets down on one knee and suddenly I’m up to my ears in responsibilities and I can’t hardly breathe.
Satan knew that all of this was coming my way. He knew how to divert my attention towards him. He’s so frustrating. I’ve wanted so many times to stop my Gifted endorsement and finish next year, but who wants to be taking a class during their first year of marriage AND first year of teaching – um, no one. So here I am full-time employee of Forsyth County Schools, part-time employee of FBC HS Ministry, part-time wedding planner and student. That’s a mouthful. The truth is, Satan has taken my eye off the prize. He got my attention. Instead of having all that extra time to spend in my bible and read Christian books about building a stronger faith, now I barely have time to sleep. It’s exhausting.
This week I decided I was not going to get stressed. I am not going to focus on what Satan is throwing in my way. I am going to focus on God. In the midst of my full-time job, part-time internship, wedding planning and student studies I am going to give God the attention He deserves. You know what happened? Joy. Peace. Love.
God reminded me that He has never left my side. Even when I can’t feel Him, He’s there. He’s always there. He brought me joy throughout the day at work. He gave me peace about my crazy busy schedule. He reminded me just how much He loved me.
1 Corinthians 14:33 says, “For God is not the author of chaos and confusion, but of peace..”
He has shown me time and time again just how wonderful of a Creator and King that He is. Remember this simple truth today. God is a God of peace and He loves you immeasurably.