As this season of waiting and watching went on one thing became apparent, I was going to seen an end to that time fairly quickly and needed to take some steps to prepare for a new path being laid out. I sought council with women far wiser then myself, prayed and journaled more consistently that I had in years, and all arrows seemed to be pointing the same direction. Graduate School. 8 years prior, before beginning our adventure in the middle of a corn field, I had applied to graduate school with the intention of receiving a degree in higher ed. I was finally at a place to begin to pursue that dream again. I sought more council, prayed more about it, and set my resume out for 2 jobs. Both positions are a perfect fit for my talents, strengths and heart, both positions are jobs that are part time and will allow me to continue to serve my husband and children the way I desire, and both jobs couldn't be more different from each other.
I had a lean one way, but really, knew I would be thrilled with either position. I waited and waited, and of course things happened way slower then I thought they should, but eventually, the right job came along, and the right time, but it wasn't the job I was leaning towards. So now, I have a way to pay for grad school, and a job that is a career, not just a job. I'm feeling blessed, excited, and nervous, and most of all, that this is completely from God.
The ironic part is, even though I have been accepted to grad school, and have a way to pay for it, I'm going to enter into a second period of waiting. There are so many degrees out there, and there are plenty of career paths to choose from, I want to make sure I continue to hear correctly and act obediently and right now I'm hearing wait. I was surprised by the job I was offered, but the longer I sit here the more I realize it's exactly what should have happened.
For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,’ declares the LORD, ‘and I will restore your fortunes and will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you,’ declares the LORD, ‘and I will bring you back to the place from where I sent you into exile.’
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