Can you believe it is December? Where did the year go? As I think back over the year, there have been a lot of changes here. If someone would have told me in January 08 that by the end of the year I would be working in an Orthodontic office and on patients not just in the office, I never would have believed them. Ever!
As much as I have felt drawn to a different profession in the past few years, I never thought I would actually make the change. I am all about comfort zones. And I was comfortable in an office. I knew what I was doing.
But I needed to learn something. If I could have, I would have loved to have been able to go back to school. I knew I wanted to work with people and I wanted it to be fast paced. I thought off and on about taking a class or two to become and EMT or Paramedic. I also considered working in a Nursing Home as a patient care assistant.
As I prayed, I would ask God to put me where he wanted me to be. I concentrated on Jeremiah 29:11 - 'I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'
I sent out resume after resume. I interviewed and interviewed. And nothing came of any of it. So I started answering any kind of ad. Trusting that God would take care of it.
I can't even begin to express how much I am enjoying my new job. Many times when you start a new job, you are timid the first few weeks or months until you learn the ropes and figure out how you can fit in. From day one I have been comfortable. I am myself. I love the girls that I work with. They all love what they are doing and love working together.
God is truly a loving God. And when you cast your cares to Him, He will answer you. 1 Peter 5:6-7 says 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
I let go and let God and He provided for me. Thank you again God for all that you do for me in Your time, not mine.
*Today at work they actually let me work on people instead of the dummies. While we were training on the dummies, they would tell us how much easier it was on people. They were so right. I only worked on two patients today, but tomorrow, I will be doing the majority in the morning. I can hardly wait.