Hey Radicalnites! This week has been different by far. In being a Radical 7even writer, it is our purpose to be radical, to purposely take steps out of our comfort zone with the faith that God will be all around us and not let us drown.
So, I took a leap of faith and resigned my position of homemaker at Country Cottage. That felt great. I always knew that it would he temporary but from wanting to find another job at Week 1 and being there for 6 months, being able to leave was exhilarating. I was able to move on to Girl Scouts to be an Outreach Specialist. I was giving the information beforehand that the position would be temporary. The pre-radical Danielle wouldn’t have even applied to this job because it didn’t sound safe enough. I do have bills to pay, you know. However Radical Danielle, not only applied for the position, I called a week later to check the status of the application. I got a callback for an interview. I was nervous but I did it afraid. The interview went great. I had never felt so comfortable. I was even able to make jokes.
The process took a little longer than expected but I started work Wed of this last week. The job aspect of the position is great. It has given me a different view of Girl Scouts. The hours situation is another thing. I’m not really getting a lot of hours and this scares me a lot. Don’t get me wrong, I love lounging around the house but it scares me when rent time is getting close. I’ve never been in a position where I couldn’t pay my bills and I detest late charges. So, to illustrate my current stare of feelings, imagine Wile E. Coyote trying to catch the Roadrunner and all of a sudden, he realizes he’s not on ground anymore–The caption pops up-‘GULP!’ That’s me.
In the beginning of October, I declared that I was not going to be at Country Cottage by the beginning at Nov. The Lord delivered me. I am a little upset by the hours at Girl Scouts but crying my eyes out is not going to help my current situation. So, as being a Christian, I will pray to God, and go by Faith and not by sight. I am going to continue to look and pray. I am learning that each trial given to me by God is not meant to be punishment or a ‘I told you so’ moment but a chance to give him glory. So, that’s what I’m going to Do. I’m not saying its going to be easy but it is necessary.
We have to smile through the pain, smile with the knowledge of knowing God has our backs and only want the best for us.