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Unexpected Advantages

Unexpected Advantages

How many times have we waxed lamentable about what we perceived were failed relationships, job opportunities, deals, and projects? Relationship endings can be some of the most challenging hurdles to overcome. They often penetrate to the core of our beings with gut wrenching emotional attachments. Whew!

A friend of mine was widowed and awhile afterwards, she began to date. She was compelled to end two relationships for a few reasons, but one of the main reasons was because the men didn’t sufficiently respect or appreciate her. Ceasing to engage further with those two relationships provided an advantage because eventually she met a prize of a fellow who adores her.

Years ago, an employment agency sent me to work for a woman who proved to be unsavory in her employment practices. I clearly remember my first day there. She read from the Bible to me. Witnessing that action gave me measures of peace that all would be well in her employ. Admittedly, I was gullible back then. In time, I gained better awareness and an enhanced appreciation for folks who truly do practice what the Bible teaches. Anyhow, I worked there for the work week of five days. When my pay was due, the employer didn’t pay me.

After leaving the job site, I returned once in an attempt to get my pay. It wasn’t forthcoming. I decided not to report the matter to the employment agency. The pay was only to be about $7.00 per hour. I know that the rate wasn’t the issue but rather that she’d cheated me of compensation that I’d honorably and skillfully worked to obtain. Still, I elected not to further pursue the issue.

Well, within the week of that situation, out of the blue, my father phoned and told me that he had $3,000 to give me. Wow! Was that an unexpected advantage situation, or what?! My gratitude to our Lord swelled to immense proportions. When I’d walked away from the cheating episode, I had no idea that my father would compensate me so hugely. Oh, and by the way, my father didn’t know that the employer had failed to pay me; I hadn’t shared that with him. He just called with the $3,000 offer that I gratefully accepted and collected.

The Lord observed it all and masterfully addressed the matter.

Romans 8:28 – KJV
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

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