According to a Montana cowboy, the secret to being a good bull rider is that "You've just gotta want to hang on more than the bull wants to throw you off."
Have you ever found yourself wrestling with God? I have. In this latest match, after musing over my year anniversary working as an art instructor for the Michaels Store in town, I began to hear God's instructions telling me it is time to let go. Although I heard it loud and clear, I tried to chuck it off as maybe it's just a suggestion. Over and over, my situation with the store worsened. I could not possibly justify that God was asking me to let go of something He himself offered to me a year ago. After all, it wasn't the $200/month I was making, it was my students I didn't want to give up on. To make a long story short, an event happened which pushed me to my limit and forced me to cut ties.
That same night, I received a Facebook message from a Principal of a school in Napa, offering me a part time job teaching children from K-5. Praise God, what a gift!
A few days later, I received another message from a company in New York asking me to submit 3 photos of my artwork to be given consideration to exhibit my art in their gallery in San Francisco! Only God can bring blessings like that!
There are two ways we wrestle with God. One way is to turn back to Him and our backs to our sins. The other is after we become Christians and we resist His blessings which are always bigger and better than the ones we refuse to let go of.
Resist the urge to fight. Let God be the boss of you! You will find that your life will be a much happier and fulfilled one.
Until my next rant... LOVE ONE ANOTHER!