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Don Eddy
Psalm 37:4-5

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Don Eddy

Delight yourself also in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass” (Psalm 37:4-5)

We are privileged to hear some wonderful accounts of how God works in the lives of ordinary people like you and me. Recently, we heard the story of Don Eddy, who told us about the difficult time he had with his employment. Even though he knew God would give him the desires of his heart, it was literally decades before his “dream job” came to him. He reached the point of wondering whether he had heard God correctly, and then suddenly, God reached into his life and changed it. Here’s his story:

“There was a time in my life where I became consumed with my work. I would think about my work and what had to be done almost all of the time. I was working twelve hours a day, five days a week, and on the weekends if I didn’t do some work I was thinking about what I would do on Monday. My relationships with God, my wife and children were suffering and I couldn’t see it, until my wife said to me, “I want my old Donald back.” Then I realized what was happening to me. If you make time for the big things in your life the small things will fit in. I turned my work load around and made God my first priority and my family my second. My work was now third.”

“A few years ago I was offered a supervisory position for the company I started my career with 25-years before. I was not unhappy with my current job but prayed about the decision and felt God telling me to make the move back to the first company I worked for. For about a year the job went smoothly and then it took a turn I had not expected. The pressure became intense and my work hours increased dramatically. I started to ask God why He had brought me to this job. I did continue to read the Bible, pray daily and still lived in a relationship with God.”

“Over the next 2-1/2 years I kept on asking God for guidance about my job but I was not receiving an answer. I simply did not understand why my work-life took such a wrong turn and was starting to question God as to whether I had heard him correctly the first time. The one answer I did receive was, “Son, you have made the right decision.” I continued to try, but I found myself getting angry with God for leading me to a job I hated going to every day. At the end of those two and one-half years, I had faith that God was in control but still had not received the answer to my question of: “Why did he lead me here?” I was at the point I would yell to God for an answer to my question and then finally the answer came. I was offered and accepted a promotion to a job that I considered to be my dream job 25 years before.”

- Don Eddy.

Don also has been given a wonderful ministry in his church – He had to wait on the Lord for a long time, but he did wait and God has given himthe desires of (his) heart.

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