I believe I have me some news to elaborate on, right? Here we go:
I have a new job!
And I could not be more excited. God must have a thing for lining up jobs for me, because this isn't the first time that he meticulously set something up.
The honest-to-God truth is that I did not go looking for this job. I did not feel ready to leave my current company, and even when the idea was first brought up to me, I was so against it.
It all started when I was out to lunch with this gal and her hubby after church one Sunday. They were mentioning their 9/80 schedule (work 9 hours a day and get every other Friday off) and the fact that they get every day between Christmas and New Years off as paid Holiday.
Sounds awful, I know.
I casually joked that I gotta get me in there with the company having a schedule like that, and low and behold they took me seriously. After mentioning my degree in math/economics, Joe was convinced that I'd be a great fit for a finance position.
Two problems with that, or so I thought. 1) Not ready to leave my job. 2) I'm a people person.
Thankfully, Tabitha and Joe urged my hesitant self to update my resume and send it in.
As I did, I prayed. I told God that if He wanted me to switch jobs, I would. Even if I didn't feel ready to leave. Even if I didn't want to. If it was in His plan, I would do it.
So the resume was sent in, and the interview was scheduled. And as time passed, my thoughts changed.
Yes, I'm a people person. But I spent 4 years earning a degree in math and economics, why would I not try a job that would actually let me use it?
I started realizing how much a career in finance scares the crap out of me. How it's going to be a lot more stressful than my current job, and how it's gonna challenge the heck out of me.
And you know what?
I started getting excited!
I realized that I'm ready for this. I went from thinking there was no chance in heck that I would accept a job offer, to actually wanting one.
And so I made God a deal. I told Him that if I got a job offer, I would take that as His sign that it was time to move on.
I told Him that if I got an offer, I would accept it.
And guess what?
That's exactly what I did.
You know what I love about the whole thing? God knew this was going to happen. And when I said that initial prayer, that I would follow Him even if I didn't want to? Well, He could have let me do just that. He could have said "Amy, I know you don't want to do this, but it's best for you."
And I would have.
But instead, He changed my heart. He helped me go from completely against the idea, to actually hoping for it.
And that, my friends, is a very good God.