So, I’m sitting in the car at the grocery store waiting for my son and his girlfriend who is due any day carrying my first grandchild. I can’t even tell you how excited I am for baby Carson to arrive. Anyway, I thought while I was sitting here I would tell you about my new job.
I believe it was April 25th or so that I turned in my résumé, the application, and my transcript from school to the admin office of the Union Gospel Mission in my area for a position as a Program Counselor. I honestly didn’t even know if I wanted the job. I have been in school for the last 5 yrs and the last 2 yrs without any breaks. I wanted my Summer off to be able to do whatever I wanted because I am going back at the end of August to start my Masters program.
I thought about applying for a week before I ever acted on it. Then finally I turned in the app. I prayed before i turned in my app and told the Lord I didn’t even know if I wanted the job and if He wanted me to have that job that He would have to change my heart because I didn’t think I wanted to go to work yet. They called me in for an interview on May 2nd. I graduated May 4th with my BS in Psychology and Family Counseling. I was called in for a second interview on May 9th.
NOW, I began to feel hopeful. I decided that maybe I did want to go to work. My heart began to break when I saw homeless women wondering the streets. On the morning of May 11th I received the phone call that told me I got the job. I was so excited and grateful that God had intervened and interrupted my plans for a greater purpose.
I just began my second week and I love my job and I love what God is doing in my heart. I love the women that are in the program and I love the employees I work with. Best of all it is a Christ centered work environment and I am free to testify to the work that God has done in my life.
Also, I have just graduated with a degree in counseling and within two weeks I went to work using the skills and education I earned my degree in. That is also a blessing.