Wrestling…

Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

We’re not fighting each other…I think evil can work through us and others and that good overcomes evil…not that it destroys, eliminates, or beats it…overcomes it.

I was reminded about this scripture last Sunday…and as soon as I feel led to a particular piece of scripture I try to apply it to the previous week.  But this time I think I was led to it because it was coming up.  You see my old employer is not wanting to pay me for the last week I worked there…and I saw this coming.

Why would you complain about people not giving you their two week notice when quitting…and then not pay people who do give notice there last weeks paycheck?  I gave notice, I was never sick, I only had probably less than a weeks time off in a year and most of that I switched for my normal days off.  Why would you not pay me?

I’m trying to realize that it is not my money anyway….that God provides for me and I should be content with what I have.  So how do I make my stand and also stay mindful that there are no mistakes in God’s world.  That I either will get paid or not and it is already decided.

I feel like I should tell everyone about this every time someone asks about my new job and why I left the old one.  Maybe I shouldn’t…but as always no matter the question the answer is love…God.

You see no matter what someone is watching me…and how I handle this needs to be done with grace and with setting a good Christian example.  Will I do this perfectly…probably not…but I will pray that I do.  And I hope my previous employer does the right thing…and that how I respond to their reluctance will be remembered by them as an example of how a Christian responds to adversity.

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