I was reminded of the Prayer of Jabez last week and inspired to renew a prayer that God would "Expand my borders, please."
I work at a newspaper and like to write. As I prayed, I was thinking, Okay, God, I'm ready to write a book, do something outside of the newspaper world. That was Friday/Saturday praying.
Today, I was told that my weekly 6 page section that we do on kids at school (pictures, articles of topics of interest) has been expanded to 8 pages.
Wow! Eight pages, that is a lot more space to fill up. This section began as two partial pages that I needed to fill.
So my borders were expanded, but not the way I anticipated. But this section is important for the families and kids at school. It provides us with a lot more opportunity to get their pictures in the paper and to recognize their accomplishments.
Just no big recognition for me. I act as information processor and lay out the pages. Humility within my expanded border.
Now to pray for enough material to fill the pages.