In my (almost) 26 years of life, I have never won a dang thang. LITERALLY nothing. I've always had a little case of "bad luck". The bad luck didn't really bother me. In fact, I started to really consider that a part of who I am.
Well well well... God is a funny one sometimes. I'm not exactly sure why March has been so dang fabulous, but my goodness, it has been. To top everything off, I have won two prizes at work events this month. Wait a minute. I went 26 years without winning one single thing, yet all of a sudden, I've won two prizes; one on March 1st, and one yesterday. They called my ticket number out of hundreds of tickets. Both times I literally gasped for air so loud that everyone started laughing.
The first prize I won (on March 1st) was while I was in a room with about 600 people. The room was dead silent when they called my ticket number. It ended up being money to spend on professional development. I don't hate it! Yesterday's prize consisted of cool university gear.
Needless to say, rather than considering this "good luck", I just consider these things messages from God.
Sometimes Often I pray for specific things to happen, and I don't always get my prayers answered when I want them. But I also pray for patience to get me through those times. I'm thinking that maybe God is trying to distract me and give me a sign that he hears my prayers but that it's not happening until he's darn good and ready for it to happen. Can I get an Amen? Amen sista.
So here I am, soaking up all the joys that life has to offer. The joy of my marriage. The joy of unexpected "luck." The joy of great opportunities. The joy of hope.
As requested before, any and all prayers continuing to come our way are appreciated! Maybe the extra prayers will convince God to grant my hopes! ;-)