My Friend Lazarus

IMGP6506-2¬† I’m at a point in my life where I’m kinda stuck in a rut, a vicious cycle. I don’t have a job, I’m not going to school, and my driver’s license expired because I/we can’t afford to insure me at this time. In order to get to a job, you have to have a car, which requires insurance, and THAT requires an income. Like I said, stuck in a rut. I’ve put in tons of job apps and nothing has become of any of them.

What does this all have to do with Lazarus you ask? Well, last night while I was lying in bed I had a revelation. Jesus used Lazarus’ death to show the glory of God. Despite the doubts of those around Him, He had no problem raising Lazarus from the dead. All it took was a simple “Lazarus, come forth,” and out he came wrapped in grave clothes.

I, like Lazarus, am at a “dead” period in my life. Before Jesus rose Lazarus Martha said to Him “Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days!” I feel like potential¬† employers are the “Martha” in the situation and they have doubts because I have little job experience and they’re afraid if they hire me I might “stink” at my job. (Haha… see what I did there?) I’m just waiting for Jesus to swoop in and say “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?” Or maybe it would be something like “Did I not say to you that if you would give her a chance, you would see that she won’t let you down?” I know that if I continue to wait patiently, there’s a job out there that’s perfect for me and when that time comes Jesus will let me know that it’s the one. “Mandi, come forth.” Maybe God is using my life, and my waiting patiently for His glory, just like He did with the death of Lazarus.

I thank everyone who has been praying for me and my employment status, I really appreciate it. There’s something out there for me, I just know it! Until them, “my soul will wait on the Lord.”