First week of my new job is already over. So far there have been no dull moments, and many overwhelming ones. I walked in to two months of backlogged work that had not been done due to restructuring of the staff, and a pile of urgent projects that need to be accomplished in the next two weeks. After a crazy week I am just about caught up with the old work, and ready to start on the new work tomorrow. All in all, feeling more confident in my role and excited for the job ahead.
This morning during our prayer time we were talking about relying on our flesh vs. the Spirit. It would be so easy for me to attempt to accomplish this job in my own power. Following that path, though, will only lead to frustration, failure, and feeling overwhelmed. To succeed here or anywhere, Christ must be my sufficiency. In my weariness, He is there, waiting for me to turn to Him. In my weakness, He is strong. In my inadequacy, He is always enough.
The sufficiency of Christ was also the topic of my devotional entry for this morning in Charles Spurgeon’s “Morning and Evening”. He says “If Christ were only a cistern, we might soon exhaust His fullness, but who can drain a fountain? Myriads of spirits have drawn their supplies from Him, and not one of them has murmured at the scantiness of His resources.” I love the imagery of Christ as a fountain; unquenchable, inexhaustible, abundant. Not merely enough, but overflowing, constant, always available. He is the fountain from which my days should draw their strength. He is the foundation on which my mornings should begin.
As week two continues, my prayer is that the gospel will be my foundation, and Christ will be my constant fountain. It is a joy to work in an environment that values prayer, encouraging one another, and taking care of our walk with Christ before anything else.
Also, my boss gave me these beautiful flowers on my first day! So kind and thoughtful of her, and they have brightened up my workspace this week!