Finding Joy in Opportunity

This week has been defined by “opportunity”.

Our family was faced with 2 life-altering opportunities, the first of which looked like this: a lost kitten visiting our door each night of the week at roughly the same time. I refrained from feeding it, and Mason (not necessarily expecting it to return) said that if it was still there Friday we would take care of it. Maddy looked for it to return each night and let out such squeals of delight when it would play with her at the door.


The second opportunity looked something like this: a new job for Mason. Not just a job, but a job that, while it would require a pay cut, also came with full benefits and company perks and a lifestyle change that evened out that cash balance. However, it also would have required an immediate move. If you know me personally then you may have seen me ask for prayer on our behalf this week (via facebook), and that opportunity is exactly what it was about. Mason and I were confident that if we asked the Lord for wisdom and direction that he would grant it to us!

“If any of you lacks wisdom,

let him ask God,

who gives generously to all without reproach,

and it will be given him.”

James 1:5 NLT

We asked, you asked, and God absolutely revealed to us that, while this job opportunity was a good choice (one that He would use and bless) it wasn’t the best choice we could make. I found incredible joy in this opportunity because it was nearly a year ago that we found ourselves desperately praying for God to provide us with a job for Mason and got nothing. God allowed us to be in a place where we were completely dependent on our spiritual community and taught Mason and I some significant lessons during that time. I am joyful that we have more opportunity than we can say “yes” to right now! We are blessed!

Now, I know that if you have read this far you are probably wondering about the poor kitty pictured up there. Well, what happens when the kitty shows up while your Father-in-Law is over for dinner? Your daughter gets a kitty. Thanks to Grandpa, we were able to say yes to one opportunity this week.


2 thoughts on “Finding Joy in Opportunity

  1. I’m so glad for a Grandpa that would give her the Kitty, because I was about ready to come bring it in and give it to her myself. I love you so much. Grandma

    • Haha! Mason is happy too-he loves this little cat. 🙂 We are working on house-training today and so far we are off to a pretty good start. She is a smart and happy kitty! And, Maddy has been laughing so much in the last day and a half. Maddy LOVES to watch the Kitty play!

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