It's amazing how things work for our good. They strengthen us more than we realize at the time. I remember struggling when we were in KC. I had a prompting. We followed the prompting. Things didn't work out. We were so discouraged and couldn't understand...we were confused. We finally decided to do something else and make do. We called our Bishop over and talked with him. He counseled with us. He gave us suggestions. And he smiled a knowing smile. I didn't understand that until I looked back. Our Good Bishop understood how Father in Heaven works. He knew that we would be blessed in time....in Heavenly Father's time. After 2 years of trying to figure out what that prompting meant we were blessed with a job in St. Joseph. It finally all made sense. The prompting to go "Active Duty" came about in a way that we had never even imagined. His position in St. Joseph was AGR...or Active Guard Reserve. He was on active duty status. The prompting was fulfilled.
Recently we had something similar happen...life hanging in the balance...waiting to find out if Todd would get a job we felt prompted to apply for. The kids were a mess. They were angry. They didn't want to move...again. We had a lot of talks about doing what Heavenly Father wants us to do. Their hearts softened slowly. Then they got excited. We started looking at homes and schools online. After weeks of waiting we found out they weren't hiring....military cut backs or something. The kids were shocked and a little upset. I wasn't shocked this time....I was relieved. I didn't want to pack up and move again. I wanted to stay here, but I was willing to do what Father in Heaven wanted us to do. Then the job we had originally felt bad about taking was the one we finally felt good about applying for and he got it. What a strange twist! We learned a lot. We are stronger. The kids are stronger for it too and I am thankful for it!
Heavenly Father blesses us in many ways. Take a look at a new perspective and try to see the blessings He is constantly giving you.