At the end of my devotion today it asks: In what ways is the job you have exactly the right one for you in this season?
The idea behind the question is that some of us are doing one job as we wait for the career we are dreaming of. That we have to keep working, so we take a job even though we aren’t thrilled with it.
I have been working at my job for over 3 1/2 years now. I had a job that I loved and a best friend reached out to me with a job posting and said “hey I think that you should apply for this.” I honestly didn’t even think that I was qualified for the job, even though I was very intrigued by the position itself.
I applied for the job instantly. I knew that if I sat and thought about it, I would talk myself out of it. When Paul got home that night, I said OH yea..I applied for a job today. LOL, he was shocked, because I don’t ever do anything without really thinking about it first. Anyway, a few days later I got a call for an interview.
The next week, I interviewed for the job (I had strep throat, I left the interview and drove straight to urgent care), and the very next day I got a call offering me the job. It was meant to be, but I panicked. Immediately, how was I going to make this work? We were entering summer and if I wasn’t working at the day care (where the kids could come with me) who was going to watch the kids as I worked 40 hours. I currently was working 4 days a week about 8 or 9 hours a day and I would be now working Monday-Friday some evenings and some Saturdays.
My husband and kids who are awesome, were so very excited for me. They assured me that it would be OK and that we would make it work. For 3 1/2 years, we have made it work. Evenings away from the kids, Saturdays gone all day and an ever evolving scope of work.
Being in this job has taught me so many skills, made me a confident instructor, introduced me to many new people and gave our family a plethora of opportunities. Paying off debt and getting us into the position to buy our first home. These are all the reasons why this job is the right one for the season.
I finally used my college degree in a capacity I could feel proud about. Working at a non-profit that does good things for young children in this very complicated world. There have been a number of bullet points that I can add to my resume as a result of the last 3 1/2 years.
The truth is there is a reason for every season. Helping people, working with people and getting my family into a better financial place those have been the biggest reasons for this particular job season. How long will the season last and what will the next season look like? These are answers I don’t know yet.