I have not been very good at remembering to blog! But a LOT has changed since my last post.
I now have a new career. I went from accounts payable at the church to the children's minister. It was a looong process but I absolutely LOVE my new job! We have amazing kids and families at our church and I get to love on them alot! Here's how it all went down:
About a year ago, we had some changes in our church. Our children's minister became the preschool minister, which left the children's position open. There was a church business meeting to let everybody know about the changes, and as I sat through the meeting I felt a little tug at my heart. I had never even thought about childrens ministry as a career. But I just went on with my life and didn't think about it again for a few months.
We had an interim children's minister who was great! She was kind and always on top of her ministry. I got to work alongside her on Wednesday nights with the kids. She was content with only being the interim and didn't want the position full time. But she mentioned several times that I would be great at the position. So I began praying about it seriously. I didn't tell anyone bc I really wasn't sure if I was the right fit for the job. After about a week of praying, I told Jonathon about it and he was SOO excited...which was very encouraging! So we both prayed about it for a few more weeks. I then went to our education minister about it. We had a conversation about it, but I don't think he knew that I was serious about it. So I kept praying. He didn't really mention it again, so I thought that this was God telling me no. And I was ok with that.
A few months later, I saw a position online for a human resourse assistant at the hospital. It looked very cool and I was very qualified for the job. I interviewed for the position and it went very well! The next day, I talked about it with a coworker and friend. It really bothered him that I was possibly leaving, so the next day we talked about it again. He asked me if I had ever thought about the children's position. I told him that I had prayed about it, but wasn't sure if it was where God was leading me. He asked if he could give my name to the search committee.
I was torn! Bc the hospital job was a great long-term career with great benefits, but my heart was telling me to pursue the children's ministry job. I woke up in the middle of the night one night and had the strongest tug on my heart, I really believe that it was God talking to me. And right then, I knew which direction I was suppose to head in. So the next morning, I emailed the human resourse lady who had interviewed me and asked her to take my name out of consideration bc I really needed to pursue another direction. One of the craziest and hardest leaps of faith I've ever had to take!!! And this was all before I even met with the search committee!
But God was faithful and everything fell into place! I met with the committee several times and in the end they unanimously decided that I was the right person for the job. And on September 19th the church voted unanimously for me to be the children's minister!
It's been such an incredible journey for me, but I have such a great husband and family that supported and encouraged me along the way. I love my new job! It is a part-time position so that means I get more time with my Molly Belle! I could not have imagined that this is where God would lead me, but it is SUCH a cool job!
So long story short, God is faithful especially when we step out in faith!
11 months ago