Hello Sweet Cheer: Faithful to Provide

7.09.2013

Faithful to Provide

Happy Tuesday, friends!

Disclaimer: Sorry this post is so wordy and has no pictures!

     As many of you may already know, I'm getting a degree in Human Development & Family Studies with a minor in Addiction, Disorder, Recovery Studies.  I loved my intro class to ADRS so I decided to minor in it!  So far I've taken three classes and have already learned a lot.  What it comes down to for me is that I want to help people and I want to build relationships.  When I graduate I either want to work in some sort of addiction services or in some sort of adoption agency or adoption services.  I know those two things seem so opposite but they are two areas I'm very interested in.  And like I said earlier, my goal is to help people and build relationships...both areas would allow me to do that!  But, I don't have a lot of confidence in my ability to work in addiction services.  I just don't know if I'm competent or worthy to be counseling addicts when I've never been there myself.  That's tough for me.

     That being said, I had a super cool experience last night that I want to share.  I was talking with an old friend, who I hadn't seen in five years or more. We were just catching up and updating each other on our lives.  He told me about what he's been doing the past few years and I told him I have a year of school left and what I'm studying.  When I said I was minoring in addiction studies, he perked up a bit and wanted to know more.  I told him basically what I just said about what I want to do.  He proceeded to share with me his struggle with drug addiction over the past year.  He explained to me the type of treatment he recieved and how he's doing today.  As I was talking to him I was realizing how the Lord specifically placed this conversation in my path.  You see, I'm getting this minor but I'm not necessarily confident in what it will qualify me to do or what I'll even be competent to do.

     I told him that I will be able to become a licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor with the minor. He said that the people who counseled his group sessions were LCDC's!  When he said that I realized that there really is something legitmate that I can do with my licensing when I graduate.  It was a super cool moment for me because all this time I've been taking classes I've been doubting my ability.  I've been going through them thinking, "Wow, I'd love to do all of this but there's no way I could be qualified with just a Bachelor's degree."  I am so thankful!  Even when I have no clue where my life is headed the Lord is faithful to show me some options.

     I am overwhelmed with joy today as I praise my Savior for his presence in my life!  I pray that each person who reads this is somehow encouraged by it.  My God is so good, people!


P.S. My friend is doing well.  He has slipped up since being in treatment but he is committed to getting clean for life!  Please pray that he will continue on this journey and run hard after the Lord!

8 comments :

  1. First of all prayers are going up for your friend. Second, what an amazing decision you are making. Committing your life to helping others is fantastic. The Lord has blessed you with a wonderful heart. I look forward to keeping up with your blog. Good luck sweetie and your will be in my prayers!

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    1. Thank you so much!! Your prayers are so appreciated!

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  2. What a wonderful story. Isn't it amazing how people land in our path, just when we need it, and sometimes we don't even recognize it? Stay faithful!

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  3. How exciting! Loved this one.

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  4. I have always wanted to do something that can help people but I figured make money first before doing so. Maybe one day I can live the life you will live! And I'm very excited to know that you are getting confidence! That is amazing! Can't wait to see all the good you're going to do in the world! <3

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    1. Thanks girl! I'm so grateful for the support!!

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