Don’t you just hate when things don’t go right in your life? You follow all directions and live life the best way you can, while always trying to do the right things, but some how you always seem to fall short, but those who does everything they shouldn’t do get it all? Yes, it’s heartbreaking. I felt that way all the time. I did everything I was supposed to do to be successful in life, growing up, every adult in my life told me if I succeed in high school and get a college degree, I’d do just fine in life. I got that degree in 2013 and now it’s 2015 and I still have yet to put it to use. It’s not like I haven’t tried, because I have and the hundreds of emails of “although you offer valuable qualifications, we have selected another candidate who blah blah,” in my inbox to prove it.
The thing about all this is God takes us through a humbling process. I never realized this at first, but my mother told me over and over ‘get off that high horse and just accept when whatever God offers you.’ I did that. I accepted a job that I felt I was over qualified for and I worked until I was offered a job that I knew would eventually lead me to the career I so desperately wanted and needed. After only a month of working, I was given an excuse as to why I couldn’t continue to my journey then I was in the same boat again. That was in November, I’m still in the boat, just waiting for someone to rescue to me. Recently, I was informed that I may be starting a new job, a job that I told my friend I still feel like I’m over qualified for and I think I deserve better, I told her I worked too hard for jobs like that but I still said I was grateful. She agreed that I worked too hard, but she also repeated what my mother had said too many times to count. “Being humble is they key. God knows when we’re not grateful. Humble yourself and you’ll get what you’ve been praying for.” I know she and my mother are both right. At that moment, I realized they were right. Although I had become humble when I accepted that job I didn’t want last year and I became happy working there and thanking God everyday for it, that somewhere between then and now I lost that humble and I became assertive, too assertive. So God is showing me whose in charge and what he says goes.
So if you’re going through anything in your life and you always find yourself asking ‘why me Lord?’ It’s probably because He’s humbling you. He’s showing you the lowest of the lows before you can reach the highest of the highest. That way you’ll be grateful when you get there.
“When pride comes, then comes dishonor, But with the humble is wisdom.”