Changes Headed Our Way

For the past few weeks, I have been trying to wrap my mind about a major change in our family.  Let me start out by saying that God has given me peace, but being human I sometimes still make battles for myself.

This upcoming school year the girls and I will be in a classroom full-time.  I will teach 1st grade and the girls will attend public school.  This was so not on my radar, but when God has a plan for you then He has a plan.

If you have a moment, you can read how this all came about.  I will make it a condensed version.

Last month, I came to a place where I desired to work {read: part-time}.  I applied for a position at our church.  It was the perfect position.  I would only have to go in for a few hours on Wednesdays and weekend hours.  Several weeks passed, and an interview still hadn't been scheduled.  I felt at peace about applying and was sure that God would open the door for me to get the job.  The position was for the nursery coordinator.

I finally got the interview scheduled, but the Sunday before the interview I received a text about a full-time teaching position.  I always respond no to such texts, but this time I couldn't.  I can't tell you why I couldn't because I am not sure.  So I responded, sure.  Now I have two interviews scheduled...one on Tuesday and one on Wednesday.

The church interview was great.  I was pumped and excited.  I had the opposite feelings about the teaching interview.  I was uneasy and not at all thrilled about attending.  God had His way at the school interview.  He interceded, and for this I am thankful.

Wednesday evening I had unofficially been offered both positions.  All this happened so fast.  I couldn't think.  I slept 1.5 hours Wednesday night for I knew Thursday would be decision day.  I prayed and cried and prayed and cried and He placed scriptures and songs upon my heart {Jeremiah 29:11-13}.  I knew what I had to do.  I knew that it would not be my first choice, but His.  I knew that I was not in control.  Oh did I share that my mind was made up before I went to either interview.  My husband said, "Latonya, you haven't been offered either job so what are you worried about." My response was, "I am going to get both.  I know it." So my mind was made up to take the church position regardless.

So here we are a few weeks after the fact.  I am excited, sometimes sad, and nervous.  But, I know this is what is right for now, and all my trust is in the Lord.  He leads and I will eagerly follow.