Trusting the Lord As Life Unfolds
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, shall keep your hearts and your minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)
Well,it’s beginning to look like another career change is in my future. It’s mainly a financially motivated decision but I have to admit, even the thought of a change is kind of exciting. As background, almost half of the population of the east coast of Canada — where I live have made decisions to work and live out west. Like them, I am trying to decide if a move out to western Canada is the direction the Lord wants me to pursue. The advantage to a relocation west is that employers there are paying really good wages and there is lots of work available. At least that is what I’ve been hearing.
Right now, I like my present job but I’m not sure if I’ll be able to keep up the pace and heavy lifting for the next fifteen or twenty years. Yes,reality is an ugly thing some times. I should have planned the longevity of my professional life better, but there ain’t much I can do about it now. The other problem is that I’ve never been good at “initially” starting a new trucking job. I hate test driving. I’ve always hated driving someone else’s truck, but especially when they are sitting right there beside you. Very nerve racking and intimidating.
But also, there is the logistics of such a move. I am a married man and so decisions can not always be about me, and my aspirations, Still, finding a job out west would probably be a good place to start — often easier said than done. Then there is the problem of finding a place to live. A camp job would be nice. Don’t really want to defeat the purpose of going out west by spending too much money on housing and accommodation. And then I have to get there. That means I’ll have to try and forget about every episode of mayday I’ve ever watched. Yes,you guessed it, I’ll have to fly. And me? I hate flying.
The good news is that my wife is on board with all this change. That’s always a good thing. Actually,I think she’s more convinced at this point than I am. Wait a minute! No….I think she’d prefer that I stay home. Hmmmmm.
Regardless of the decisions that may or may not be made, I have to admit change is never easy. It’s stress in its purest form. Gut wrenching, stomach churning, nerve tweaking stress. But I know that our Lord God and Saviour gives us the capacity to deal with the things that come our way and the tools to get to where we need to be. We just have to put our trust and faith in the Lord who commands the universe, ad His promise to watch over us in trying times. God bless y’all.
“Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” (Isaiah 40: 30,31)