Monday, December 19, 2011

My new job!!!!

Kelley says....

I can't believe I haven't posted in a month. But I finally get to tell you about my awesome job. To start this post, I have to go back to earlier in the summer when we were looking for a house and I discovered that I was a victim of criminal identity theft. In the midst of all the stress involved trying to sort that all out, I knew without a doubt that God was letting this all be revealed and dealt with because the job I would get would require a background check. I just knew it.

Before moving to where we are now, I had a very strong sense that there was this perfect job waiting for me here. I felt that God had already prepared it for me. So I started to get a little confused when we moved here and no job was presenting itself. So, while I was here with nothing to do I decided I would keep in contact with my Life-Coach and mentor as I worked through it all. With everything that had gone on in my life in the last two years she just told me very frankly that I needed to work on "me". And she suggested that I quit "looking" for a job entirely because with everything that I was going through I would attract the wrong job to myself. So that is what I did. I quit looking and really dug deep into the word. I prayed, prayed, prayed!! I fasted and just snuggled up as close as I could get to God.

When I was looking for work, I was submitting my resume all over for admin positions in the corporate world. Mainly because I did not want to work in a church environment again. But I didn't want to work in the corporate environment either but really didn't think I had a choice. I wanted to work around believers and in a Christian environment but I just didn't know how that was going to be possible without working for a church. One day I was at my computer and just randomly decided to do a search on Craigslist for "Christian Ministry". Lo and behold one listing showed up. It didn't say what ministry but I met the majority of the requirements so I just sent my resume over and honestly didn't think much more about it.

As I kept thinking about how much I really did NOT want to go back to work for corporate America, I just came to the conclusion that I just had to apply at a church to work in the environment I was looking for. So, I went and gave my resume to the church where we attend. Within one hour of submitting my resume, I got an e-mail asking if I could come in for an interview somewhere else. I had applied at so many different places that I didn't even know who was asking for the interview!! Something in the e-mail jogged my memory about that Craigslist posting. I went back and searched for it and then discovered that it was in fact that job!!

And don't you know that the very moment I found out that they would be doing a background check that I KNEW I had the job. I knew that God had been preparing this position for me and that it was mine. I was pretty excited about it just by the research I was doing on the internet about the organization. But once I started interviewing and really finding out what I was about to be a part of, I am just still in total awe of God and how he went before me so long ago to get me to where I am at this very moment.

I am realizing that this awesome news cannot be posted in just one post. So I will at least tell you a little about what it is before wrapping up. It is for a non-profit organization who helps underprivileged families get back on their feet. The awesome thing is that they help those who help themselves. They are doing so many amazing things and there is so much more that I will have to post more later. But, I have to go to work! So I can't wait to share what all I "get" to do and be a part of at my job but every single day on my way in to work, I thank God for my job.

It is amazing and I think a complete miracle that not only would I get an awesome job in this economy but that I would get one that I absolutely love and cannot wait to get to every single day. I must say, I have never before had a job where I felt this way.

To be continued....