First of all, I have an update for you all. My friend Scott is home from the hospital and recovering! Thanks for all your prayers!
Second, I’ve been feeling some turbulence lately. I miss New England, I miss my family and friends, I have friends here but it’s different somehow. People don’t really reach out to each other here. It’s lonely. I still haven’t been able to find a job. I am looking at going back to school for a few classes next semester, just to open the door for grad school, and I am also applying to an internship to get experience in a whole new field that’s always interested me but I’ve never thought of pursuing before. Meanwhile, my roommate’s aide, who has never talked to me about my life and knows nothing about what I’ve been up to here, takes it upon himself to tell me I’m not getting any younger and I need to stop being so ‘lazy’. I wonder, if he saw how many sent emails I have with my resume and how many cover letters I’ve written, if he’d still think I was lazy! In the midst of all that, it’s been difficult for me to find my focus.
This song reminds me that no matter what is going on in my life, it’s temporary. Christ isn’t. Stand on God, stand on the rock, and you stand on solid and safe ground no matter what turbulence is swirling around you. Amen!
If you could find your dream AND your dream job, what would it be?
I wish I knew! Well, my dream job is the one God wants me doing and where He can use me. He just hasn’t exactly told me what that is yet. I went to school for speech-language pathology. I have my bachelor’s, but not my master’s (which you need), so I was working as an assistant. That was great, except now I live in NYC and speech assistants don’t exist here. So I can either go back to school or change careers. It’s a very scientific field, and the time away from it let me reflect on how much I missed using my creative side. I’d always wanted to do something like interior decorating or event planning, but being from NH it just seemed like a frivolous job and not one that I should really pursue. But here in NY, there’s actually a demand for those things. Soo…I guess I’ll just knocking on doors and seeing which ones God opens!
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not to your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5) I just post a message on this verse (calvinistview.wordpress.com)
Amen! That verse is my mantra. So true!
I visited your site, I like your style of message, simple and honest and to the point.
Thanks! I’m glad you like it! God bless!
I’m so happy to hear that about Scott.
And oh, when you think someone has a low opinion of you, that can be so hurtful. Isaiah 43:4 – God says: You are precious and honoured in My sight and I love you. Psalm 139:17-18 – if we were to count God’s thoughts about us, they would outnumber the grains of sand on the seashore.
Thanks! He is still recovering, but he should get back to normal soon. Those verses are so encouraging, thanks. I tend to be waayy too sensitive about other people’s judgements. But I’m working on it. 🙂
Keep standing beloved! Be encouraged and know that this too shall pass. My pastor once said, don’t look at your circumstance, look at the end and you’ll get through whatever you’re facing. Look at the end – Victory. That’s where standing on the Rock leads!
Blessings and peace,
Amen! Only Jesus could take all the turbulence of our lives and our mistakes and lead it to victory. On my worst day, I still have Him! And that’s plenty of cause to rejoice!!
My dearest friend whom I’ve only just come to know. Please stand in faith and know that all will work out in the end. You are an inspiration. I wish you lived closer so we could be friends. I know how hard it is to move from a different city and not have any friends or support. I moved from a different country! Then city, but my friend stand strong, in the end it will all work out for your highest good. Cheers!
Thanks for the encouragement, I’m sure if I just keep pressing into God and follow all these idea ‘beginnings’ that I have, my path will get carved out – eventually. And I’m glad you like the blog! I know, we have so many GREAT readers that comment and all I can think is ‘man I wish I knew that person for real…..’ Sometimes it seems like I do. Jesus has blessed us a lot that way, and it’s awesome!