"The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him." -Psalm 24:1
I was offered an opportunity at a global company known for excellence in advertising. They had won many awards, and were highly respected in the industry. The position I was applying for would not have been the most appealing job in the world, but I applied anyway since friends and family were excited and the company was highly respected and well-known.
Somewhere deep down I knew however that this opportunity was not the best one for me. The money was appealing. So was the location. The company was part of a beautiful high rise in downtown Atlanta. And, after a time, I began to justify all the reasons why I should be working there. I thought for certain they were going to offer me the position, especially since they had been the ones who had asked me to apply!
But then, a strange thing happened. A week went by. No response. Two weeks went by. Nothing. At the end of the second week I thought, "Maybe I should send an email, just to follow up." But, my query was answered before the email was sent.
"I'm sorry, but we are writing to let you know the position has already been filled."
"GEEZE!" I thought, "After all that!"
Their response really affected me. But what I realized through the experience was that I had come to place my faith in the JOB and not in GOD to make the right thing happen. If I had placed my faith in God I probably would have moved on sooner and had recognized my initial gut-response, but because I had placed my faith in the job I considered the opportunity the "be-all-end-all" of my future.
The same is true in many other aspects of life. Meeting goals at work, relationships, opportunities, circumstances - God must be our source. If He's not, we end up worshipping the "thing", and our livelihood becomes dependent on that thing, instead of on God. It's a dangerous way to live.
Let God be your source today. When we place our trust in Him, we can rest assured that He has everything under control, and outcomes are determined by Him alone.