Divine Guidance, or whatever the phrase may be, is what I would consider what is about to happen! Last week, I went to the third week of Temple Preparation classes, and that is what I could consider what happened. You see, I have been struggling, in life, with my health and with my church responsibilities. A few weeks ago, I had finally listened to Heavenly Father's promptings to "do something" and not just sit idle. My calling, you remember, the one that I was so strongly excited for, and had such hopes for...well, those feelings quickly disintigrated, and I was left feeling discouraged, frustrated and disenchanted. I so wanted to help, offered, and was there to do just that, it was as if my help was not wanted, and I was given mixed signals about it. I knew that Heavenly Father would never give me anything more than I could handle, even though I had questioned that in recent weeks/posts, I wanted to do all that I could before I threw in the towel and went to speak to my Bishop. In preparation to speak to my Bishop, I brainstormed a bit, that Sunday afternoon, and formulated an outline/list of sorts. Sharing hopes, dreams, discouragements, and questions. I then gave the file a name, and let it lay on the desktop for a few days.
At Sunday's evenings class, the Bishop was there to share information with our group about the temple, answer any questions or concerns, etc. First off when he arrived, he said, "Sister Taylor, may I meet with you for a few minutes afterwards." To which I answered, yes. A little worried, though there was no need to be, class began, and ended after a time. We went to speak in the kitchen area of the home where we were having the class and said to me, "Sister Taylor, I have been thinking about you, and your situation a lot over the last week, I even wrote myself a note last Sunday morning, that I needed to talk to you." He went on to share that he feels that even though I could most effectively run the library, and that he was happy with all that I am willing to do, he was going to release me from my calling in the library. I was so relieved. No that I would not have given my all and done all that I could possibly do for our Ward family, but this fit, is just not the most optimal, to which he whole-heartedly agreed! The situation is just not a good fit with me and the other Librarian, and he feels that I will be able to assist others in a better way in another calling, to which I also agree. He had even already at that point spoken to another person, who will be called to the position I vacate tomorrow. He was that certain. Divine Guidance! Even before I voice my concerns to the Bishop, I had voiced them to our Heavenly Father in prayer, and He answered me!
Prayer works, and I knew that before, but I an reaffirmed more now!
So sorry to sound preachy but I really felt the need to share.