Back To Work!

Last year, while I was working at the jail, I had interviewed for a job at an agency that does foster care counseling. It seemed like the perfect job for me and I was desperate to get out of the work situation I was in. When they called me to tell me that they were offering me the job, I was so excited. But the hiring manager told me not to accept it right away, that he really thought I should take the weekend to think about it. At that time, Adam and I were almost done paying off debt, and with this new job, there would be a paycut and it would take us a bit longer to pay off the last amount we had left. So after much deliberation, I turned the job down. We knew God was telling us not take it right then, but it was so hard to turn down, knowing that I had to go back to a job I disliked so much.
Fast forward to about 2 weeks ago when our social worker called us to let us know that I had to find a job. The next day I went online and saw that the SAME JOB I had interviewed for had come back around and was available again. I was hesitant in sending my resume again because I had already turned it down once, but I did anyway. The hiring manager called me that night to let me know they were very excited to see my resume come through again and he scheduled me for an interview a few days later. And..I got the job! I am going to be a Clinical Coordinator and will be doing counseling for foster families. I couldn’t be happier!
It’s amazing how God times things. His “No’s” are sometimes “Just wait..” He knew that I was going to need this job at this moment….and had already been paving the way to provide me this job last year. In the mean time, He provided abundantly for Adam and I in which we were able to pay off our debt and increase our savings..all in preparation for our adoption. We know without a doubt that His hand is constantly guiding us and we are so grateful.
We are taking things one step at a time because when we start to look forward, passed the present, it is overwhelming because we have no idea how we will get there. But we are dwelling on these reminders of God’s faithfulness to us thus far and it’s enough to keep us moving:)
My dear friend, Colleen, sent me this verse a couple of weeks ago, and I have been reading it every day:

Even when there was no reason for hope, Abraham kept hoping-
believing that he would become the father of many nations.
For God had said to him, ” That’s how many descendents you will have.”
And Abraham’s faith did not weaken, even though at about 100 years of age,
he figured his body was as good as dead.
Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise.
In fact his faith grew stronger and in this he brought glory to God.
He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever He promises.
Romans 4:18-21

5 thoughts on “Back To Work!

  1. How encouraging.. Waiting on God is so worth it..! Yet while we are in that time of waiting can be so difficult just trusting God and resting in Him and His plan.. How our faith will grow! Thank you for this reminder!


  2. I love reading what God is doing in your lives. I am so encouraged that so many of us are still serving God and growing in our faith. I believe God is going to do some great things in our generation.


  3. Praise God! Praise God! Again, I say Praise God! I am SO happy to hear of God's well-timed plans in your lives and this job is part of it.
    This job came back RIGHT when it was needed most and now, we will all pray, that the adoption process, with its undoubtedly many twists and turns, will re-route into a straight path where a worthy child will bless your family.
    Did I say Praise God? Well, guess what? PRAISE GOD!


  4. I can picture you having a conversation with your child one day to tell him or her the God-given miracles that brought your family together. This story will definitely be in that long list of miracles! And Colleen… God's going to use you mightily in this job! Just as He has gifted me and Ryan with your and Adam's journey as we wait on our own, you will be blessing children as you wait for your precious baby! I mirror Tom… PRAISE GOD!


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