“We’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto” rang through my head last night as I crawled into bed. I tossed and turned for quite a while until I realized what was bothering me.
I’m just a little bit scared.
I received the packet in the mail yesterday for orientation at the new school I will be working at as a part-time counselor (another story I have yet to write). Now, I’ve worked in four school systems in the last five years, so why should this be a big deal?
Like so many uncertain things, it’s new, its’ different, it’s much bigger than the corporations I’ve worked for before, but it’s also where God has called me, and the specific answer to a specific prayer He has provided for our family.
Why should I fret?
Because, I’m human. Four years ago I felt the same way. I had just left the classroom as a History teacher, a job I dearly loved, because God was calling me to another path for another season of life. So, I began a 60 hour Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling full-time at age 40. No anxiety there.
What’s your Kansas?
Where is God taking you
that is scary, overwhelming,
new, and frightening?
My quiet time this morning brought me to Psalm 46, and it brought me a rest of spirit. Perhaps it will for you, too.
God is our refugeand strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear,though the earth give way
nice post thanks for sharing i found your blog thrue other followers…looking for to visit more…blessings across the miles..
Always wondering what God has planned for my day! 🙂 God has something to say to us the minute we start our day, and if we begin our day without setting our minds on what He has to say, we simply don’t start out on the right foot.Prayers and blessings as you begin your new position! :)Denise
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I'm still swirling in the tornado not knowing which direction this thing is going to take me.I look forward to a hug and some wise words since you're a few steps ahead of me. 🙂 I'm coming home this weekend!! I'll be calling…
Always great Insights !! Thanks for sharing !!!!!
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Thanks Brenda need that today !I love to read about all the amazing, life giving and inspiring words you have. thanks you are a blessing ! Sue