What is the one thing you want more than anything when you are unemployed? A job. More than God, more than the Lord, you want a job. You want security. You want to be wanted and needed. You want to not worry about paying your bills. And yet David said to God, “One thing I have asked from the Lord that I shall seek.” If I was going to use the time wisely, I had to realize that my self-reliance, my independence, and my pride were in the way of being desperate for God. I was slow to meditate, dwell and behold the beauty of the Lord daily. I needed His peace. I needed His love. I needed His wisdom. I needed to not fear, not doubt and to not lose hope. It is a spiritual battle at the core of your being. The evil one speaks in your mind about your worthlessness, failures, and all the silence you experience. The Psalms become your constant companion, writing out your frustrations in a journal and praying to your God. It is an emotional roller-coaster and you must take every thought captive and test it against Scripture. Then you can truly say, “take this time, take my employment if it means I will want God more than anything.”
Psalm 27: 4 “One thing I have asked from the Lord that I shall seek; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to meditate in His temple.”
What do you want more than anything? What are you desperate for? What makes you finally turn to God?