The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. -Psalm 37:23 NKJV
Good morning friends,
I hope that you are well! I’ve been somewhat of a slacker when it come to blogging lately, and I wanted to give you all an update on how life has been in the past month or so. I’m not generally one to share what’s going on in the midst off it, but I feel that my story may give someone a little hope or encouragement to continue to trust God.
I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree on May 11th. God helped me to finish a degree that I spent 5 years working towards. There were trials, bumps in the road and really rough days, but He saw me through it and I’m so thankful for Him. My family and friends celebrated, I received gifts and lots of congratulations! It was wonderful. Graduation day and was by far one of the best days of my life. Through choosing to finish my degree after having to take a short absence from school, God taught me discipline, persistence, perseverance and what it means to finish what you start. I’m blessed to have experienced that chapter of life.
After graduation, I moved back home with my mom and sis. What an awesome summer I had! I was able to witness my good friends Mike & Charmaine get married, see my big sis Makeda get married, apply for jobs, go to in-home Bible studies, meet some friends in person for the first time, spend time with my church family, read tons of books, pray for others, serve & think really hard about what God has made me good at.
After some months of searching and interviewing for jobs that didn’t work out, I began to wonder about where I was supposed to be. During the spring, I asked God to give me a change of scenery. Atlanta was great for school, but I felt that I had already learned the lessons I was supposed to learn there. And moving back to my hometown was not what I thought would be best for me. I had been praying for months that God would order my steps and I knew that He was going to make it clear for me, but I also knew that I would have to make an important decision about what I would do. Near the middle of July, I was given the opportunity to apply for a job at a company located in Pennsylvania. Both sides of my family are from PA, so it was a really great opportunity to be close to my family again. However, I went to school to teach middle school, so I was slightly conflicted about what to do. Stay in Georgia and apply for more jobs, or move to Pennsylvania and interview for the awesome job in front of me? After much prayer and contemplation, God showed me why I should go and how I could impact things if I moved. After that, I packed my bags and moved 4 days later.
I arrived in Philadelphia on Friday, I interviewed on Wednesday morning and I was told that I had the job on Wednesday evening. It was awesome getting that phone call! I was beyond excited and I know that it was all God because my interview process was intense. Since moving here 3 weeks ago, I have seen God do great things. He’s also shown me again and again why I am here at this time. I have been able to connect with and serve my family, learn a lot about myself, make some major decisions & begin preparing my life for the next phase. I started my job this past Monday and I’m enjoying the company, my co-workers and my work. I’m also very excited about the emphasis on integrity at my company. Also, I found a church yesterday that I connected with completely. I am overjoyed! The past 3 weeks have been some of the best weeks I’ve had in years.
So, I’ve been away but it’s because I’ve been consumed with reading Bible stories to my nieces, throwing the football with my nephew, swimming days, family picnics, night time devotion, cooking, learning about my job, finding a church and all the other awesome things people do when they move closer to family. Overall, I’ve been blown away by God’s faithfulness, His love and His timing! None of this could have happened without Him. I love Him! ^_^
After going through some really rough time in the past year and having to persevere, I’m blessed to see that God is doing great things for me in this season. I’m grateful. I’m hopeful. I’m excited. I’m blessed. Please keep me in your prayers!
Thanks for reading,
You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way! – Dr. Seuss