Sometimes when we are on this spiritual pilgrimage, we are asked to take steps that may seem odd to others around us. A good example for me was after I earned my undergraduate degree. I had been working full time at a steel mill and going to college part time. After eight years I finally had enough hours to get my degree. I started looking for jobs outside of the steel industry. I remember my father-in-law, Vito, really questioning if that was a good idea. You see, he had worked on the docks in Ashtabula, Ohio and he knew what seniority meant in a company.
I had nearly nine years in the mill and he thought I should stay there, because of how important that was. He wasn’t the only one, many of my mill co-workers thought I would just stay because the pay and benefits were good. Well, again God had other plans and I was offered a job in the insurance industry (for less money) out of state, and thank goodness, my late wife, Judy, was willing to move, which we did.
One never knows what God may have in store for us. It may seem foolish to the world, but can make perfect sense to us in due time. Blessings on your spiritual journey! Vernon T.
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