So, last week I started a new job and an entirely new career. What I though I was getting into, vs what I actually got into ended up being a little different, but the misunderstanding is actually a positive.
I like an adventure. Hiking, outdoors, camping, ect. I love these things, but I have always been into Electronics. I’m high school I took a computer engineering class, drafting, among other classes in college and even beyond that just more or less a hobby for the bigger part of my life messing around with speakers in cars and in my home. The challenge to hide every cable has always been fun. So it doesn’t come to a surprise that running low voltage cables for various things like fire alarms, speakers, data cables, ect. ends up being fun for me, not to mention the scissor lifts, climbing ladders such things are equally a new challenge.
This new beginning for me and my wife is….well the newest adventure for me.
It’s never been easy for me to grasp facing the fires. I guess at birth our conditioning starts and we prefer to experience pleasant days, green pastures, blue skies. Isn’t that what signifies God’s favor? A pleasant life? I would almost argue the contrary. From the first sin until now, this very moment story after story people have found them self in the fire. Adam to John, Job to Paul. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. The book cover of courageous men, Christians with a spine, finding themselves in the middle of the fire. It’s easy for us to see the lack of God’s control of a situation, when in fact he’s never left our side. He may not make the situation change, but what if….he’s walking through the fire and that’s the blessing? The fact that we are experiencing fires is the blessing? Remember, God didn’t promise that you’d walk through the rose garden, but he did promise he would walk with us through the fire. Count your blessings, don’t forget the fires.