Wherever I Am God Is Enough

He Is Enough

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I had just graduated college. I worked so hard to get to that place and I was finally done. I thought to myself, “surely I will get hired quickly. I will figure out what to do with my life. I love speaking so God will open up doors for me to speak again right?”

I had these dreams and goals that I wanted to achieve immediately but God doesn’t work in our timing and life happens so I found myself in-between jobs. It seemed like God was completely silent. I had no offers to speak, and doors to potential jobs closed in every direction.

To make some money and occupy my time I began working at a thrift store where I had previously been employed. As  I sat there cleaning the dusty area filled with trinkets and vintage items I couldn’t help but cry out to God.

“Surely I am called for more than this God?”

I asked that question a lot. Every time I cleaned the bathrooms and sorted through clothes I would ask Him again. As time went on God started refining my heart. He whispered into my heart. “Lovelle, I am enough.

It doesn’t matter where I am. If I am a garbage person, a cashier, the CEO of a prestigious company, a stay at home momma, or a speaker. I can do anything and everything my heart desires but if God isn’t my contentment then nothing I do will ever be good enough. My life will be completely worthless.

“Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ”
~ Philippians 3:8

HE IS ENOUGH

As time went on I did in fact get a job offer. It’s not my ending point but it is going to give me tools I will need in the future and I get to make a difference. Where God has placed me now is enough.

When I get discouraged and lose contentment I will hold on to those words. Will you join me? Friend, He has you right where He wants you. A God that knows every hair on your head is surely putting you where you are for a reason.

~ Lovelle ❤

13 thoughts on “Wherever I Am God Is Enough

  1. Claire

    Congratulations on your new job Lovelle! And thank you for sharing your words of wisdom with us. It’s a topic that is near and dear to my heart, as I am an RN who is currently working as a lunch lady for a variety of reasons (mostly so that I can have a school-based job that is more compabitle with the schedule of my school-aged son). The decrease in salary has been an adjustment, but I honestly enjoy the work and it is such a relief to be more available to my son. I know my nursing degree and my years of experience were not wasted, and God can use anyone in any type of job and any walk of life to serve him and others.

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      1. Claire

        Thank you Lovelle, but honestly, the move was not entirely selfless. I didn’t really enjoy my most recent nursing job (I was a telephonic nurse case manager for an insurance company, and the corporate aspect of the job was starting to overshadow the aspects that I enjoyed, such as helping people, using my nursing skills,and even having some professional autonomy that didn’t involve the numbers game). My biggest sacrifice was the salary, and I feel guilty about that, as my earning potential was higher than my husband’s, so now we have traded the stress of a job schedule that was incompatible with my son’s school schedule, for the stress of worrying about money. But God pretty much made the decision for us, so we’re trusting that it’s for the best for all three of us.

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  2. Jennifer

    Thank you for this post, it feels like it was written just for my anxious heart. I just graduated high school last year and I am in college. And I thought for sure God would reveal my true calling and all these doors would fly open for me to pursue it. And that’s just not what happened and like you said it makes me feel like God is just being silent (although I know He is not). My heart just needs to learn I’m on Gods timing and not my own, and He will reveal this things to me in perfect timing as He always does. I just need to press on and pray on! He has put me in the job and situation I am I right now for a reason, even if the reason isn’t clear to me yet. God is enough.
    I’m so grateful for your blog. Keep doing what your doing, you are touching so many lives including mine.

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    1. Lovelle Gerth-Myers Post author

      Oh Jennifer I wish I could come up and give you the biggest hug possible. I can’t so I know that I am praying for you and hugging you through the computer screen. I’ve been there. In fact in a sense I still am. I graduated college a month ago and literally had no idea what I was going to do. Where I am now isn’t where I will be for the rest of my life. It’s just where God want’s me right now. Did you know that statistics show that 65% of people are working in a job that doesn’t match the degree they got? I am learning to embrace the unknown. I never want to be too comfortable in a job because I won’t malleable and ready to move when God says, “Go” if I am. It’s so hard, I know but God’s got this and He is working in the background, even when you can’t see it. Thank you for your kind words. If there is anything I can do please don’t hesitate to hit up my contact page. Blessings on this somewhat annoying but necessary journey. God’s plans for you are wonderful and I hope you give me an update once He opens those doors because He will friend I promise 😉

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