Another week, another update, another way that God is taking things into His hands.

After a number of revisions, I presented the business case to Rick Davis, the head of the marketing department. Remember him? His approval and support is crucial . . . and we have it.

The meeting went well; questions had answers, investment costs were justified, and the next steps head forward. Forward to another conference room in front of the child sponsorship program cabinet.

This process may seem as though it’s being drawn out, but in fact, I’m encouraged. I’m at the final step — a presentation to the decision makers from throughout the company who determine how resources are allocated in regards to our country staff and the child sponsorship program.

There’s a glitch though.

The presentation is October 10 at noon. And on October 10 at noon I will be back in Texas helping my friend stay calm and sane before she walks the aisle of matrimony the next morning.

Ironic? Possibly. But probably not. The Lord apparently has something else in mind.

Believe it or not, I’m not upset that I can’t present — I don’t have the right to be that selfish. The creation of the campaign and the progress I have made thus far have all been outside of my own ability or direction anyway. No reason to claim it now. If anything, getting to see it unfold, to witness God move how He wants, when He wants, is more fun.

Knowing that its success is wholly dependent on the Lord’s will and allowance assures me that I can rest confidently in the project’s achievement. No matter when that may be.

In other news, I heard back from HR about the position that I applied for. They gave it to another girl they felt was better qualified. It is an awesome answer to prayers. Let me tell you why.

Thursday, the day before, I was talking with Curtis Fletcher, and I told him that I had applied for the job. He looked at me and asked, “Do you really want that job?”

“Yes.” I replied. “I think I could do it, and I think it would be a good learning experience.”

Apparently I am not very convincing because he looked at me and repeated his question and sure enough I had a different answer. “Sure . . . maybe. I don’t know.”

Friday morning, as I sat in my car in the parking lot, I prayed that the Lord would make it apparent what He would have me to do. I asked Him to speak loud and clear, and to tell me in some form or fashion if I were to accept the position if it was offered.

I know myself pretty well, and I knew that if I were offered the position, even if it wasn’t what I wanted, I would accept out of fear of security and longevity here at Compassion.

I got out of my car, made my way to my office, and answered a phone call about an hour later. “We have given the position to someone else.”

Pretty clear, wouldn’t you say? I’m grateful I didn’t have to come to that conclusion on my own, either. I’m terribly indecisive.

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  1. Oct 2, 2008
    at 3:33 pm

    He’s leading you, one day at a time! I still can’t wait to see what He has in store for you and for this idea!

  2. Oct 2, 2008
    at 6:29 pm

    I LOVE it when the Lord makes decisions for me..lol. Even if at the time I wish for other things, I look back later and realize why He allowed things to happen or not happen.

  3. Trae Thompson
    Oct 2, 2008
    at 10:22 pm

    Proud of you. ;)

    He makes it so easy doesn’t He?

  4. Lindy
    Oct 3, 2008
    at 5:36 am

    Meredith, I’m still praying for you! You remind me of Amy Carmichael–in your heart and in your writing ability! I know God has just the right spot for you!

  5. Meredith
    Oct 3, 2008
    at 7:31 am

    Lindy,
    Thank you so much for your sweet comment. I had never heard of Amy Carmichael, so I “googled” her real quick. What an awesome compliment. She sounds like an amazing woman. And we have some things in common! Namely, it said in her biography that she used to always pray for blue eyes because she didn’t like her brown ones. I used to do that too! Maybe I’ll stick with the ones I got.
    Thanks for writing!
    Mere

  6. Lindy
    Oct 3, 2008
    at 3:37 pm

    Hi Mere,
    Thanks for responding to my message! I’m still praying for you. I think you would love reading Amy Carmichael’s biography if you get the chance! I hope you have a wonderful weekend there! Blessings on you!
    Lindy

  7. Steverino
    Oct 3, 2008
    at 4:47 pm

    To all the Curtis Fletchers of the world, who bother to take the time out of a busy schedule to invest in a young person’s passion and talent, to encourage them along the way and offer gentle guidance…

    Thank you.

    Keep it up, Meredith. It’s a wonderful thing when a plan comes together, (even if it is presented by someone else!)

  8. Oct 3, 2008
    at 10:06 pm

    Congratulations on what you have accomplished, so far. I’m glad you have one answer, with regard to your future. Isn’t it neat the way the Lord prepared your heart and mind to accept that answer? Blessings to you!

  9. Oct 4, 2008
    at 3:09 pm

    You ask for clarity the same way I do. And He usually gives it :-) Hang in there – God will reveal His plan for you when the time is right!

  10. Mike Stephens
    Mar 27, 2009
    at 7:06 pm

    I Peter 5:7 “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for YOU!!!”

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