I was thinking today about a time in my life when I wanted a certain job that I had applied and interviewed for. I just knew I was the best candidate and felt confident that the job was mine. Needless to say, I was almost devastated when they chose someone else for the position. I remember feeling so rejected and angry. Why hadn’t they seen how perfect I was for the position. Up to that point, I had never interviewed for a job that I did not get. My mom and I spoke and she kept pointing me to Jesus and saying, “Trust the Lord, He has something better, watch and see.” Well, at the time, I just wanted that job. I knew deep down my mom was right. I had seen God work so many times before in my life. Why was it so hard for me to trust? Maybe because I had confidence in my abilities and I felt I didn’t need God to help me get a job. How foolish….we need God for everything! The bible says “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:6
I had no choice but to trust, so I did and God blessed me with a job that gave me an opportunity that has been of such value to me. I am so thankful that He knows what’s best for us, even when we cannot see it right away. Stay faithful, His promises never fail!
Tell your story walking, Mo
Hi everyone! Thank you for visiting my blog. I’m excited to share how the phrase “Tell Your Story Walking” came to be in my life.
I am one of eight children, the seventh child, born to an Italian father and an Irish mother. My father was a stern man, never showing much affection. He worked hard to provide for our family and I’ve come to understand that is the way he showed his love.
The phrase “Tell Your Story Walking” was always something I equated with rejection and negativity. It was taught to me by my father, Pete, whom we lovingly referred to as Pistol Pete – behind his back, of course :-). If I wanted to talk to my dad or tell him something about my day, his response was usually “Tell your story walking” and with a wave of his hand, I knew he didn’t want to be bothered; so most of the time there was not any conversation between us. My mom on the other hand was a warm, gentle and very loving person and we loved to be around her. She lived “Jesus” everyday!
My dad passed away in May 1990. My mom led him to Christ on his deathbed. She was an amazing example of how Jesus loves us unconditionally. I am so thankful she never gave up on my dad and because of her unwavering trust in our Lord, I know I will see him again someday!
But that’s not where the story ends. Years later, I was thinking about “Pistol Pete” and how he would wave his hand and say “Tell your story walking” when God showed me it didn’t have to have a negative connotation. Jesus wants us to tell our story walking too; to share with people the story of our life. How he rescued us and about his unfailing love, compassion and grace. How He forgives us no matter what. After all He is the Author of our story. First Peter 3:15 says “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give a reason for the hope that you have.”
I would like for you to post your story of what God has done for you. What He is bringing you through or has brought you through. This is all about Jesus. That’s the focus of this blog. His grace, His love, His transforming power! Share your story and let God’s light shine through you!
Tell your story walking, Mo