Giving Thanks

Hello hello hello, 
welcome back.  Today it’s going to be short and sweet. I had an interview today for a receptionist job in DC. I was super excited, I felt like God was answering my long awaited prayer of being employed. Well to my surprise no go. My interview was scheduled at 12 today. I left the house at 9 am so hello going to be on time right. HA! How about I was lost all around DC, had the wrong address. Was running late, and on top of that I had pretty much all black on minus a peach shirt and it was HOT! I didn’t make it to my interview but I was used as a light today for a few individuals. You would think that I would be upset after finally having a legit interview for a job, in the career field I’m going to school for, and that had good pay and benefits. But I have been smiling all day, and even after I was told the position was filled, they will keep my resume on file I didn’t give up.  That shows my Spiritual maturity. Not saying I didn’t want that job ( I need a job to support myself and my 1 year old) but God showed me why I have to be thankful. It’s not November but who says it has to be thanksgiving for me to be thankful? In the process of attempting to make it to this interview I ran into a woman from my church. I asked her to pray for me and she did. I was actually an answered prayer for God to use her because that was her prayer. I spoke to a Korean immigrant who was so sweet and she was impressed by my GRACE. I told her it wasn’t me that I was blessed and shared my story. I helped a blind man on the bus. Smiled at several and gave to a lame man (crippled). So I was thankful that I was able to be a light. I had several sisters in Christ pray that I get the job. But God’s plan wasn’t for me to get hired today; but for me to be used by Him. He didn’t answer the prayer I wanted, but He did answer my prayer on being used to be a light for Him. A sister in my group posted a devotional titled In EVERYTHING give thanks. I’m certain it was a reminder from God for me for  the point 2 seconds I felt discouraged before realizing I am more than blessed and today it wasn’t about me. Meanwhile the entire time I’m continuously giving thanks to God for being with me and for all the things He has, is, and will do in my life. 

Moral of the story, just because it’s not what you want it to be doesn’t mean God isn’t working. It’s not always about us. I could have missed the blessing God had for me today if I would have looked at it from a selfish stand point. But because God has granted me the grace to grow and mature in Him I had one of the most beautiful days of my life. Not because I got something out of it,  but because I got to see God move in others lives and He used ME to do it. I wouldn’t change that for anything. 


1 Thessalonians 5:17-18 

Pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 

Ephesians 5:20

Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ 

Psalms 34:1 

I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continue to be in my mouth. 

Remember there are others who are worse off than we are. So carry the fruits of the Spirit: 

Galatians 5:22 

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Always give thanks to our Creator who loves us. 

Be blessed 

3 thoughts on “Giving Thanks

  1. Tatyana Smith says:

    What a great perspective to Ashley. You will we be just fine and I pray God sets you up with a connection for not just a job but a divine assignment where you use your gifts and talents. In Jesus name, Amen.����


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