Lately, I’ve been very vocal on my social media and in my personal life about how I am going through somewhat of a transition. It almost feels like a chapter in a book. It’s like I’m so intrigued to turn the next page sometimes to see what’s on the other side.
In the month of august, I shared with you that it would be a month of new beginnings for me. I’m not quite sure I knew everything that it entailed. I had my mind geared towards spiritual growth only. I figured since God had me on this holistic development of the mind, body and spirit that I would only be tackling the spirit. But to my surprise I was wrong.
Lets back up to earlier this year. I was in a place with my job where I was completely over it and I wanted OUT. I was mentally exhausted and tirelessly being overused. There was so much chaos in the office. I would be doubled booked for patients in my schedule (that would be a mistake on receptions end), but still have to treat both patients at the same time. I would have to work almost an hr later than what I was scheduled and I was already working 11 hr shifts and almost an hr away from home. Because I was the “newish” clinician, I would always have to take the rap for it. There is so much more untold but this is not going to be a complaining forum lol.
Anyway, I had enough of it and I started looking for other jobs. There was a specific company that caught my attention. Ever since I was in Dental hygiene school I was drawn to this company. They had an opening and I decided to apply. I was happy to find out that the regional Hygiene manager liked me and wanted to have an interview. Things were just easily flowing. I thought, wow God, this must be your will. Right before the pandemic, I had a second interview (this time with the dentist, and 2 other managers in the room). Although they really liked me, the dentist thought I wasn’t qualified for the job. I found out weeks later and I literally broke down and BAWLED, okay? BAWLED! I never usually got this disappointed with other turn downs, but I just KNEW in my heart, this one had to be mine. Have you ever had that feeling before? You just know that something is specially designed for you but can’t see how to get there? You feel like everytime you are closer to your promise, something gets in the way?
After that turn down, I just looked to God and said, “Lord let your will be done. Help me to be content in whatever position I am in.”Sometimes you still have something left to do before God can move you.
I eventually learned to love the office I was in. And eventually, God moved the people who were hard to work with and wanted to set me up for failure. 3 of them were fired.
Now, ABOUT THE TRANSITION…this part is where God really blew my mind. Between the time of me being turned down, the pandemic starting up, me being out of work for 2 months WITHOUT pay, God was doing something behind the scene. He blessed my husband and I tremendously (that’s for another blog…lol). But in order for that blessing to come, along with other requirements, I had to be at my job for a certain amount of time. After being blessed in that capacity, God showed up again. About 2 weeks ago, the same job I desired called ME. Did you hear that? Listen family, I am not one to boast; I honestly don’t even consider myself worthy sometimes the way God blesses me, but I have to tell somebody what He has done so they can be strengthened! The company that I wanted to work with, called me back and said they liked my resume and the skills I had. The person on the phone was someone who I never spoke to, but it felt like we knew each other. We ended up skipping the first interview required and went straight to the final one which went very well. I got offered the position within hrs. Isn’t God good?
Ok guys, seriously now, about the TRANSITION lol. I got over one hurdle, but the next part was telling my current job I was leaving. I started getting knots in my stomach because I’ve always been the type to try not to let people down. I felt like I wasn’t being “loyal.” When I did build the courage to tell them, guilt came over me. A lot of things were thrown in my face. “After we did this for you, and we did this.” You’ll quickly learn how people’s hearts are towards you in controversy. Other things were said that made me feel defeated. But thank God for praying friends. I called my friend Tay (blog: honeywiththepen.com), who prayed a PRAYER over me. I instantly felt peace. Later on that day, words of affirmation were spoken directly to me from a stranger! God does that.
What I want you to know is, God considers you in every transition of your life. They aren’t always “smooth.” God He is with you in the process. He says in His word (Isaiah 43: 2, NLT) “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown…” All along He is with you as a guide, father and friend. Trust Him in the transition.