I've almost made it through a year in kindergarten. Wow. I can add another one to my list. We'll end the year with our graduation festivities next Friday night. I'll have one more work day the following week to pack up my room and then I'm without a job. Again.
I've heard that a Christian school in Battle Ground, WA, (I've applied there before) has a teacher who's resigned to go teach in Saudi Arabia. The principal has already received my resume and cover letter. And kindly, he sent a reply telling me to watch their website because positions will be posted mid-May. I check everyday. Sometimes several times a day, but nothing's been posted yet.
I took a class in high school called Job Opportunities (Job Ops) and I remember the teacher telling us that most people will have 10-15 jobs in their lifetime. I remember laughing hysterically at that because I just couldn't believe it could be true. I'm not laughing about it anymore. I've probably met half my quota just being here in the last 8 years.
Keeping it real here, people. . .thinking about all of this is stressful. It weighs me down. I try not to worry about it (because I know Who's got it already taken care of), but it's hard. Hard to stay positive and upbeat. Hard to think about waiting. Waiting for jobs to be posted. Waiting for the phone call. Waiting before being called in for an interview. Waiting to be called after the interview is over.
All that heaviness of heart and mind can sap the energy and life right out of you. So that's why I'm glad when the Holy Spirit brings verses to my mind to lighten things up a little.
I Corinthians 4:8-9 ~ But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
Read it again from the Message:
We carry this precious Message around in the unadorned clay pots of our ordinary lives. That's to prevent anyone from confusing God's incomparable power with us. As it is, there's not much chance of that. You know for yourselves that we're not much to look at. We've been surrounded and battered by troubles, but we're not demoralized; we're not sure what to do, but we know that God knows what to do; we've been spiritually terrorized, but God hasn't left our side; we've been thrown down, but we haven't broken.
Now those are some powerful words, friends.