As I finish up these blog posts, I am amazed that I actually stuck with (for the most part) a 30 day blogging challenge/experience. I have enjoyed looking at all the things I'm grateful for: past, present, and future. Gratitude is a habit, and I'm glad that I chose to practice it this month.
What do you like about your job? What spiritual beliefs are you grateful for? What freedoms are you grateful for?
For me, these three kind of all tie together.
I have grown and changed tremendously since this semester began. It all started with a text message from my boss in August. She asked me, "Would you be interested in the Children's Ministry Assistant position?"
My heart began to race. I peppered her with questions: What would I be doing? What would that look like? How many hours a week would I be working?
As we worked through the questions and talked back and forth, she sent me the list of responsibilities that I would have. So I wrote a cover letter. I fixed up my resumé, and sent both to her. I was nervous! I didn't let myself get too excited over the prospect of it, but was already dreaming about what it would mean to me to be the Children's Ministry Assistant.
As I waited to hear back about a possible interview, doubts filled my mind.
I'm not qualified. There are probably better people that have applied. People with degrees in ministry and people that have more experience with kids or education. People who have been around the church longer. Who am I to think that I can do this? Who am I to think that a church would hire a college student for this position?
Put that on repeat, at lightning fast speed, for about 3 days and that's what was going on in my mind. I didn't feel qualified. I thought that surely there would be someone else that would get the job.
I think those are the moments where the Father just laughs and smiles at me!
I was called in for an interview with my current boss and her supervisor, and then had another in
terview with a panel of 8 or so people. Miracle upon miracle, I got the job!
I love that my job has allowed me to build relationships with kids and adults alike. I love that I'm learning more about children's ministry and how to be an effective leader. I love that I get to be a part of planning and dreaming and executing vision. I love that I get a front row seat to watch the way Jesus moves in the hearts of our kids. I love pretty much everything about my job. I am beyond grateful to be part of such an amazing church family!
I am grateful that I live in a country of religious freedom, and grateful for the way the Father is changing me, each and every day. I am thankful for the many, many men and women that have given their lives so we can live in freedom and comfort.
May the gratitude of November flow through the holidays of December. Thank you for going on this 30 day journey with me!