Full-Time Status

By the time you read this, I will be in transition.
(Actually, I’ll probably be watching a baseball game, but still in a bit of a transition.)

Let me give you some back story:

When God moves in my life, He typically does it real quick.
Examples:
1. My decision to go to Berry was legitimately based on a feeling I got when I opened the acceptance letter (I’d applied on a whim, totally wanting to go to UGA at the time). Mom said, “How are you going to pay for that?” and I said, “It doesn’t matter. This is where God wants me. I’m going.”
2. The Race in its entirety. I applied first and prayed later: “Oh God, if this is what you want…make it happen. If not, tell me.”
3. My job at WinShape: I emailed my resume just days before returning from the Race. I had an interview date by the time I landed in Georgia and a job within two weeks.

I haven’t quite figured out why things in my life happen like that, but big turns happen quick. We might as well be drifting around dirt roads or a race track because I take them on two wheels.

This time is no different.

I applied on a Friday, interviewed on a Saturday, and got the job offer on a Sunday. As of March 27, I am a full-time graphic designer.

WHAT?!

I know, I’m thinking the same thing. I think I dreamt of this one time, but never really thought it would be possible. I love design and I love creating. I’ve always been a creative and I’m stoked to be back in an environment that promotes creativity and growth. From what I know of the people I’ll be working with so far, they all seem pretty great.

Someone told me recently that this will be a season of growth and stretching. This environment will be drastically different from what I’m used to and this work will be different than anything I’ve done before. I’m not working in ministry for the first time in practically my entire life. It will be drastic. It will be change. It will be growth. And I’ve set myself up to be in one place for several years, which I never anticipated. So, while I’m incredibly excited, I’m also a bit anxious and nervous about how this season of life will look.

Inevitably, I know God is in control and nothing will change that. I’m learning that investment and relationships honor God in a way that quick-fixes cannot. I’m learning that suffering does not bring His sovereignty into question; it proves His grace.

So, here’s to a new job and a new season.

God is good.

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3 Comments on “Full-Time Status

  1. I’m so proud of you and your accomplishment;  Be patient and don’t get discouraged when job does not go like you would like for it to.  And if you don’t get to go on the mission Trip, there will be another time and Gods will.

    I love you and praying for you Gramma

  2. It’s so amazing to look back and see where God has brought you…it also gives you faith for the things to come! I always love hearing about what Gods doing in your life! I’m living vicariously through you in this season of my life! : ) Love you and know God has big plans for you!
    Love Heather

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