For the past several weeks, my husband and I have been struggling to make ends meet. It seems like every day, we fall farther and farther behind. We are careful with our money – we don’t buy anything we don’t need, we clip coupons, and we go without… a lot. After much thought and prayer, it was decided that I needed a job.
I wanted a work at home job, but I couldn’t seem to find anything legitimate and/or stable. Then, I happened to notice a local physician looking for a receptionist. Since I was a receptionist/administrative assistant before I got married, I figured I could apply for the job and see what happens.
I spent some time on the phone with the doctor on Monday night, and it sounded great. While I don’t have any “medical” experience, I do have lots of computer experience, and previous administrative experience. I figured I could learn as I go.
That night, however, I tossed and turned, crying and praying that God would give me a clear answer. At 2am, I woke up my husband and told him that I can’t take on a full time job.
You see, my mom worked a full time job (and then some) and she was never home. I vowed I would never do that to my kids. If I took on a full time job, it would mean I would miss out on all summer with the kids, and I would be even more stressed out than I am right now. And the guilt would be horrific.
I decided that when the doctor called me back the next day, I would let her know that I couldn’t take on the full time job, but I appreciated her consideration.
The next day, the doctor called me… right on schedule. Before I could even get the words out of my mouth, she told me that she couldn’t hire me for a full time position, but she was going to create a special position just for me. I would work on marketing her new practice, and also have the ability to introduce the community to a fantastic new program she is starting. I could work from home, or if I needed to get out of the house, I could come work in her office.
As she talked, tears streamed down my face. Every prayer was being answered before my very eyes. Not only do I get the opportunity to earn an income and help out my family, I get to work with a fantastic physician and gain major experience in a field that definitely intrigues me… and I can do it on my time and in my own way… without sacrificing my time with my kids. I met with the doctor today, and I can begin immediately. Words simply cannot express how excited I am at this amazing opportunity. God is so good.
It’s funny. I always worry and fret over how God is going to take care of things, and then He just does. Slowly but surely, He has laid out stepping stone after stepping stone, gently leading my path in the way He would have it go. I just have to take care not to “jump” ahead and end up swimming to the next stone.
I can’t wait to share more about my new endeavor with you all. I need a few weeks to learn the practice so I can properly tell you what it’s all about, but I am SO excited to get started.
How about you? Have you had an answer to prayer lately? I would love to hear it!