I prayed about a teaching position for over a year. Just when I was on the verge of giving up and believing that God was telling me "no", my pastor told me that he had been praying about the position that just came open, and he felt led by the Lord to ask me to consider the position. He didn't know that I had been praying about it for almost a year. I said I would accept, but then I started getting concerned (our pastor is an IFB, and we are a SB church - we make a lot of decisions via committees ), so I went to the nominating committee chairman, and shared what happened. They called a meeting, and during the meeting, a woman on the committee said she has been praying for a week, and felt led to be in the position. The pastor, who was in this meeting, didn't speak up for me, or about the situation, and this woman was allowed to temporarily step into the position. This woman has had aught against me and my husband for years, and though we have tried to make things right more than once, still tries to undermine our service to the Lord. My pastor even said that we shouldn't try because this woman and her husband are so bitter. However, this couple has enough of a "clique" that they seem to control the popular vote of the church. So, what do I do?? I can't confront this woman, as she will just deny the truth. I am disappointed with my pastor....he shook my hand that night as I left the service and told me to just keep praying. Do you think that this woman is forcing her will into the situation, or did I misread God's intention for me, and He's telling me to wait a little longer???