Ever have those times when you’ve been waiting and waiting for something to happen…and then it does and you’re super excited, but then something else happens that counteracts what you’d been waiting for? Well, even if you haven’t…that just happened to me…

What exactly? Well, here’s what happened. I’ve been praying and praying about a job and what God would have me do now that I’m home…and yet nothing really has seemed to happen. Then, about a month ago, or so, I had job “offers” from two different sources. I was excited, yet not sure what to do…one was a M-F full-time job at a bank…yet in Dallas, which would mean commuting to work every morning (early and in rush hour traffic…). The other was as a doctor’s assistant – helping him out with patient charts/forms, filling out paperwork, etc. Basically speeding up his time so he could see more patients. Neither of them were certain, but both had come from people who knew my family, rather than me looking for them. I had first heard of the bank one…so had followed up with that, yet didn’t hear back from management at all. The second was mentioned to me by the doctor’s wife, who also happens to be a part of the same homeschool group my family goes to. Since I was actually hearing back from her about it, things progressed quickly, and I was able to meet with the doctor. I did and he explained what I would be doing, and said he would like to work with me. I would need some training with his partner’s medical assistant (going with the doctor on rounds in a nursing home/rehab center)- which would kinda be the trial run, to see if I would be comfortable with it. It sounded great, as he was a believer, and had even met his wife when helping TM with something one summer 15+ years ago…so he knew where I was coming from! Yet there were still a lot of unknowns. It turns out I would most likely end up driving further for that job than the bank one…and details remained ellusive until the last minute. I did train one day with the other MA (that’s what they call medical assistants…) and it seemed like it would be alright. Yet, when I would actually start working…that was another matter. The date kept getting changed…and changed again…

I was finally able to meet up with the doctor to get my check from training (which was very generous), and talked faced to face again. It turns out that the group/network he was with decided to change his schedule on him, so that he wouldn’t be working in the nursing homes nearly as much, only two mornings a week, in fact, which wouldn’t really be what I was looking for, as I would certainly like to work more hours than that…so it didn’t look like it would work out after all.

It didn’t end completely on a bad note, as he gave me the name and number of another lady who worked with (indirectly, however) a clinic much closer to my home that needed a full-time medical assistant/office worker. I was then able to contact her and send her my resume…and have yet to really hear back on this one. The Lord knows what the outcome will be! He will have to move on this one, though, as I don’t really think that I’m qualified enough that they would hire me  if there is any competition….But God is faithful and He knows what He is doing!

Please pray that the Lord would make it clear what He would have me to do…as while all this has been going on over the past month, I’ve also been think and praying a lot about the possibility of pursuing joining the GFA staff team. It wouldn’t be easy, and it’s not a join-and I’ll start working and be paid…as I would need to raise support full-time. For those of you who have been with TM, it’s a bit different than the way support is approached for your intern year, cause I will need committed, faithful, monthly supporters. So, as you can see, I’m somewhat divided right now…and have not felt any more direction/guidance towards either path. So much of me wants to just sit and wait and not do anything until the Lord shows me what to do, yet I know He doesn’t want me to waste my time while I’m waiting. It looks like I’ll be starting the job application process again…which I really don’t relish…Yet, again, the Lord is in control, and He knows what He’s doing – it just isn’t make that much sense MY time frame.