In the Nick of Time
Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, "This is the way, walk in it."
I was laying in the middle of the floor of my office with chest pains. There were ladies standing over me asking if they should call an ambulance. I prayed that God would show me what to do. I went home and cried.
The truth is that this incident on the floor was the answer to that prayer. The job was physically damaging my body; and it was time to resign.
I had been searching for a new job for two years. Nothing opened up. My friends and I were praying. I sent out resumes and went on interviews.
There is a tremendous amount of pressure when you are single and head of household. I normally wouldn't resign from a job before I found another job. However, my latest hospital admission shocked me into reality. The job was putting me at risk for a heart attack or stroke. I had to leave the job immediately.
My last day on this job was on a Thursday. The next day, I was led to stop by the office of an old friend to say hello. God opened the door for me to work "temporarily" at that office. Two weeks later, I was offered a full time position.
In the nick of time is a phrase we all use. I looked it up and it means "just in time, not a moment too soon, at the critical moment, at the last second."
I am a long distance planner and I wanted to know that if I left the job on Thursday, I would start a new job on Monday. My plan didn't go in my direction. Thank God, He had better plans. He was gracious to me and I had one week off as a forced rest in between jobs. I was upset with myself about not bringing in a paycheck for a week. However, my body started getting physically stronger during that week of forced rest.
My health is improving. My commute to my new job is six minutes. My new boss and co-workers have warmly welcomed me. I will forever remember how God took care of me. In the nick of time.
Stay close to Him always. His clock is best and He never says, "Oops. I never saw that coming."
This is the way. Walk in it with Him.