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The following are entries selected from my personal journal over the last eight months. I journal every day and this is one of the reasons why. These are EXACT excerpts. Word for word. From pen to page.
January 24, 2018
“Lord, Your will be done regarding my next job. May it fit well with school and provide for me financially. I pray it uplifts me. Hear my prayers and answer them by your mercy.”
March 29, 2018
“Abba, I pray for work and provision, patience, and endurance. I pray for whatever is next. You always divinely orchestrate to ensure everything fits perfectly with what you know I need. Allow me the eyes to see you move.”
April 18, 2018
“Lord, guide my life by peace not worry. Make a way for a new job that will provide for me financially and with benefits. Prepare me for school. What is your will for me Lord? Guide me with your peace.”
May 3, 2018
A word from the Lord.
“Sweet daughter of mine! Oh, how my heart grieves in your pain. How I long for you to open your ears and listen. How long have you been talking while I have waited in silence? Oh, the love I have for you if you would only trust me. You hold tightly to your sin and despair for you know not what comes next or what I have for you. Would you trust that I love you and have an unmistakably sweet plan for your life. Oh my child! That you would let go of the familiar and let me take you into my great unknown. The wilderness you stare into holds much for you. Much change, challenge, and chiseling. You are stagnant now and it is time for you to grow, to lead, to experience new things. Take the job [the job I quit three weeks ago], sweet daughter of mine and take my hand with it.”
June 1, 2018
“Oh Lord! If I may boldly ask, will you provide in ways I never could have imagined? Will this job provide? Thank you for the timing of every step and for helping make a way. Oh Lord you are good. All the time. All the time, you are good.”
July 11, 2018
August 2, 2018
“Today I have a third interview. I am unsure of what will happen but I am feeling good about the opportunity. Oh Lord, your will be done. I trust you. I believe but help my unbelief.”
The third round interview was for a Supports Coordinator position with Pine Rest. It will provide my daily bread financially, benefits, and offers the flexibility I need for school. And it’s social work.
So get this.
I left the interview at 2:48pm.
I got home and procrastinated yet again on going grocery shopping.
At 3:55 I get a phone call.
At 4:01 I became an official employee of Pine Rest as their newest Supports Coordinator.
I wish you could feel and understand my excitement through a screen but you can’t. So the provided picture will just have to do.
Guys, I am OFFICIALLY A SOCIAL WORKER!
Praise God that he has not struck me with lightning over the last 23 days. I am grateful for His mercy.