"Glenn" posted a comment on yesterday's blog that has led me to today's topic. He congratulated me for being named the Associated Press' Best Weathercaster for 2006. This is the third straight year I have won this category. If you are doing the math, that means since WLBT named me Chief Meteorologist I have won the award. But it didn't come easy.
As many of you know, I used to work at WAPT. I loved doing the weather in the mornings with Rick Whitlow and Tiffany Tyler. They both quickly became my friends and still are to this day. However, I experienced things there that went against my own personal convictions. After working there for two years, one night God woke me up and told me to leave. I questioned Him alot and didn't understand His plan; after all, I had no other job to go to. After much prayer and discussion with my husband, I resigned. That's when WLBT came calling. In order to prevent me from going to work at WLBT, WAPT sued me and took me to court (more details on my spiritual revelations during this time in my book which is still being written). Through the legal wranglings, I slipped into a deep depression, confused as to how people could be so cruel in going to the newspapers with false information. I forced myself to forgive, move on and look ahead at where I believed God would place me...at WLBT.
I studied the life of Joseph and his quarrels with his brothers, his imprisonment and his ultimate rise to leadership in Egypt. After his brothers realized who Joseph is, he tells them in Genesis 50:20 "You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done."
So I am grateful for the awards, but more importantly, I'm thankful God had a greater good in mind for my life. I know He has one for you, too.