Hello Sweet Cheer: Singing Praises to My King!


Singing Praises to My King!

Happy Tuesday, friends!

Today has been a little crazy...in a good way!

     Lately I've really been stressing about all the transitions I'm going through and about to go through.  In a few month's time I'll be moving out of my current house and into a new one with a brand new roommate!  I'll be leaving behind my three best friends.  Of course we'll still be living in the same town so it's not that terrible but it's still a huge change!  I'll also be out of school and working full-time.  I'll be transitioning out of a college-aged GC (Gospel Community aka small group) and into an adult GC. I'm also in a brand new relationship, (which is super great and so much fun) but is still a transition.

     Yesterday I got really emotional and discouraged about my job search.  I've been looking and applying for jobs for over a month now and I just wasn't having any luck.  My degree is Human Development and Family Studies so I was getting frustrated about what I'm actually going to be qualified to do.  I wasn't relying on Jesus and was allowing some anxiety to creep in and take over.  I knew things would work out in the end but I was struggling to have the right attitude about it.  Last night as I was falling asleep I had Joshua 1:9 running through my head, which says, "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."

     Over the past few days I've been realizing that I need to start looking for positions in childcare.  That's what I'm good at, that's what I have experience in and ultimately that's what I'm qualified to do without any further schooling!  So today I decided to put in an application at a preschool here in town.  I went up to the facility, filled out an application and got hired on the spot!!!!  I was floored and so excited!  I get to work part-time while I'm still in school and will move into a full-time teaching position after graduation this summer!  I am thankful and blessed and couldn't be more at peace about the situation!  I have been praising Jesus ALL DAY for His incredible provision!  When I was ready to throw in the towel He provided for me a great opportunity!  I am so in love with my Savior and I can't even put into words how good He is!

So that's my update for today!  I'm staying in Lubbock, I have a full-time job and now I just need to find a rental house!  That'll be cake compared to everything else ;)  Graduation here I come!!!!

Also...this sweet friend is BACK IN THE US!  And she will be back in Lubbock and in our arms in just FIVE days!!


  1. Love it when God opens doors! I experienced the same frustrations when I graduated and had to wait for a teaching position to open up (of course I graduated the year ALL of the districts were cutting back!) I had a faith-stretching year working as a paraprofessional, and then the next year God dropped the perfect teaching job in my lap. As a bonus, all of my new administration and most of my fellow teachers were Christians, too! He knows exactly where we need to be, and His timing is perfect.

  2. So excited for you about the job! It is hard sometimes to just let God lead us, right? Too much doubt and fear, especially of ourselves! You are doing wonderfully, so best wishes on the house hunt! :)