My First Day

I stood in the foyer, waiting…

Genesis 24:61-67

Reference: and asked the servant, “Who is that man in the field coming to meet us?” “He is my master,” the servant answered. So she took her veil and covered herself. (‭Genesis‬ ‭24‬:‭65‬ NIV)

Explore: Some people love a new environment. As a control freak, I much prefer to know what I’m going into.

I clearly remember the first day of my current job. I stood in the foyer, waiting for my future manager to welcome me in.

I didn’t know what my desk would look like and I hadn’t met any other colleagues. I recall getting to lunch time and not knowing where to go to eat my lunch, so I just ate it at my desk.

As time has gone on, this place has become my second home. But I’ll never forget that first day, standing on the edge of the unknown, not knowing what lay ahead.

Application: The future is rarely clear. What we think may eventuate doesn’t always come to pass.

In Genesis 24 we hear of Rebekah looking into a future filled with unknowns. She was chosen to become the wife of Isaac, yet didn’t even know what he looked like.

I know when I’m hesitant about my future my faith becomes really significant. It’s at these times when I hold fast to the hope that God is with me through all times.

God’s presence doesn’t mean I won’t have to navigate difficult waters. But it does mean I have a wise, gracious confidant helping me to make my way through.

PrayerSpirit lead me where my trust is without borders, Let me walk upon the waters, Wherever You would call me. Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander And my faith will be made stronger, In the presence of my Savior. Amen. (Hillsong Oceans lyrics)

What new starts are ahead for you?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.