So, October has been a fun, crazy month! I finally accepted a position working with a local early learning center, and the story behind it is one I'd love to tell you about.
I started applying for literally any job I was even a tiny bit interested in, but I had my heart set on this position. After pursuing a degree in Elementary Education, I had some anxiety over whether it was the right path for me. I prayed and prayed about it, and after waiting patiently for a reply about my application, I was asked to schedule an interview over a week later. I wasn't even the tiniest bit nervous or anxious for the first time ever. I had this overwhelming peace and joy about it. I just felt like God was saying "this is the way." The interview went swimmingly, and I was unofficially offered the position, depending upon a background check, TB screening, and fingerprinting! I was elated. I scheduled appointments, but I hit a hiccup when on the morning of my fingerprinting appointment, Hunter's mom totaled her car. She was flown by helicopter to the nearest trauma hospital, which was over an hour's drive away. We were all terrified of what might happen. All we knew was that she was alive. When we finally got to the hospital, we were relieved to learn that she was stable, and they were waiting on tests and scans to make sure she was a-okay. She ended up with two broken ribs and a scrape on her one shin, thank God. She's really sore and could still use prayers as she heals and we figure out everything with the insurance company. After I saw her car and where she wrecked, I think it's truly a miracle she wasn't critically injured or killed. So since then, Hunter and I have been over at her house a lot, helping her out and making sure she's safe.
One day I was shopping at Food Lion and got an email, waited to read it in the car, and then bawled my eyes out when I got the official offer - and it was even better than I expected! After only working 2 months, my pay will go up a whole dollar!
After much thought and prayer, I have decided to transfer colleges and study Early Childhood Education. And in all honesty, I feel completely at peace with it, and I'm excited to see what the future has in store for us!
In trusting God with our lives - in every way - we find inexplicable peace and fullness of joy, even in the hardest of times. God is faithful, able, and all-knowing. Lean on him.
Proverbs 19:21 - Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails.
Matthew 6:34 - Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Isaiah 41:10 - So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
James 1:17 - Every good and perfect gift is from above.
Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Proverbs 3:5-6 - Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Psalm 32:8 - I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you will my loving eye on you.
Isaiah 55:8-9 - For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the Lord. "As the heavens are higher than the earth so are my ways higher than your ways and my thought than your thoughts."
Isaiah 60:22 - When the time is right, I the Lord, will make it happen.
2 Timothy 1:7 - For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.