Friday, August 20, 2010

You Gotta Have A Little Faith

Happy Friday, Company Girls! It's been a week of ups and downs around here. As my husband pointed out to me, "You gotta have a little faith." He was right. Everything worked out just fine in the end. Getting myself to remain calm was the interesting part.

Tuesday evening I attended the local school board meeting so that I could be present when my pending job position was to be approved. Low and behold, my name wasn't on the agenda. There were several other positions which were mentioned, but not mine. I headed home and tried to remind myself that the principal had told me that I had the job. My husband and I decided that I should send an email to the principal telling her what happened, and find out what to do next. That very evening she responded, assuring me that I was hired. She was going to look into the matter, and see if I needed to be approved by the county school board. I would love to tell you that I remained calm. That I trusted God that everything would become clear. Not so much.

Wednesday evening my husband told me "You gotta have a little faith." I told him that I agreed, but the control freak, needs to know what's going on part of me was having a hard time. I wanted to know when the approval was going to happen, when my first day of work would be, and when I would be getting a paycheck. I was very specific in my frustration, thank you very much.

Thursday morning God answered all my questions. The mail came early yesterday. I received a packet in the mail from the county board of education. Included in this packet was my approval letter and a payroll dates and procedures sheet. Once I had the information I emailed the principal to let her know everything was in order. She let me know that my first day will be next Friday. God was very specific in answering all of my questions. I wonder if He chuckled a little bit at my behavior the night before. Now it was the Lord telling me, "Stephenie, you gotta have a little faith."


  1. Yay! I totally understand. I am definitely a want to know NOW kind of person. I don't wait well and it is in those moments that I see how little faith I really have. How great to know we have a God that works in spite of us! Good luck with your new position, can't wait to hear about it!

  2. I remember my realtor telling me those same exact words when I was so frustrated when our house wouldn't sell. Lo and behold, we were able to close on our old house and our new house the same day -- something that would not have happened if things had been on my timetable. So glad you got the job and that everything is in order!

  3. When you're in the midst of waiting, it is not fun, but looking back, God always has the perfect timing. I'm glad to hear that everything is ready. Enjoy your week before work!

  4. Oh, bless your heart, I would have been exactly like you. I've got to know or I'm a most unsettled lady. :o) But, I have learned and I do know that God has it all under control but sometimes I forget and want to help Him out. I hope it will be a good year for you! Blessings to you!

  5. Stephanie, I'm so glad you're gainfully employed! I know exactly how you felt as you were stuck in the waiting game. Praise God for his faithfulness, even when we're not quite getting an "A" in the faith department! :)

    I hope this coming week is blessed as you prepare to start work next week!

  6. Congratulations on the job! As a fellow control freak I totally understand the part that wants to have faith and the part that needs the details answered now.

    I'm a fellow Company Girl. I hope you have a good weekend.

  7. So glad that you got the job..what a relief! Even though it goes against our nature it's usually good that the Lord doesn't let us know how things are going to turn out...we just may run in the opposite direction!

  8. It's great that you heard back, and that it was good news. It's hard to wait sometimes, and hard if you think you get passed over. You reassured yourself by talking to the principal, and then you waited ... good for you! I'd be the exact same way - thinking "details, I want details!"

    Thanks for stopping by my blog - I, too, wonder what I'll do with all the school paperwork. I'll have one Grade 1 and one in JK (with the third at home with me, he's two years old), so I'm sure the paper clutter will do me over at some point. Let me know if you get a system going ;)

    Enjoy your week ...