Hi spark family! I'm sorry I keep going MIA. I had some wild things go down LOL which some may find funny and some may find depressing but I find it liberating.
First...my weight. I hadn't exercised or really watched what I ate. I do not eat starch on a regular nor sugar and so far, that is working naturally for me. I am currently as of my last weigh in at 170.8 lbs. The last time I was here, I got to 172 lbs and gained up to 174 lbs when I wasn't here.
Here are the pics.
Okay now that we have THAT out of the way. Time for the OMG...Oh Mighty God!!
Let me share with you how GOOD GOD is to me!!! March 29th a minister called me to see if I wanted to get baptized on Easter Sunday. I already got baptized in the 90s at my old church but I did say I would since this is a new denomination for me but I couldn't commit to going to church for I had been staggering since I started my job. Working in two locations, two different hours, two different positions, sitting in the dark as I worked, feeling as if I couldn't take off or wear bangs because when I did...my supervisor made a commit asking if I was trying to be like Michelle Obama. Working during the flu. Never taking off and accumulating a full week of leave. ....yada yada yada! I apologized to God and asked him to get me out of this mess and give me a fresh start. Yes....I asked that. I repented first because from October 2012 to April 2013....I only had time for my so called CAREER that was more of a distraction away from the important things in this life. We can't take our money or our jobs with us in the end and we are replaceable in our careers.
So I didn't get baptized nor go to Easter service. I was doing what I had been doing for awhile...knocked out sleep for the ENTIRE weekend. Yes. The ENTIRE weekend. I got home by 7/8pm daily and left my house at 8 to make sure I was on time.
So, to make a long story extremely short.....April 3rd, a voice woke me up saying, "GOD, FAMILY, CAREER....in that order". I kid you not. I shared it with a coworker because I didn't understand what I was being told....correction, I didn't want to submit to what I was being told. I had things way out of order. It was....CAREER, SLEEP, HOMEWORK, TRAINING, FAMILY, GOD in that order. I knew what I was being told but had no idea how things would go down.
April 10th, I woke up to the voice again saying, "Step out on faith". This day, I resigned from a job that I gave 200% and they gave fairly nothing but distractions in returned. I was just 2 classes away from getting the "Right Hand of Fellowship" at my church which I joined the day before I started this job. I failed my web programming class in Jan because I was too tired to do my homework so I just quit. I'm happy to report I am passing my human resource course with an A right now.
The beauty of it all.....I felt as if I only had two weeks before I would accept another job. I was given instructions to do something that will bless others. I am preparing that now.
Proper Order of Things: GOD First
The first Sunday I was on my "vacation" I went back to my new members class. No one judged me. The church service was amazing and my beloved first lady preached and the Usher gave me a slip of paper that said, "You don't have to wait for the BATTLE to be over....you can shout now!" The following week, the pastor preached and he said put things in proper order, I kid you not...he said, "God, Family, Job". Remember, the voice woke me up saying God, Family, Career. I wanted to fall out of my seat. And yes, it was a straight up battle!
But .....God to the RESCUE
Proper Order of Things: Family Second
Since I got home so late, I couldn't cook. My husband gained weight and I did as well because I had to get fast food every day. This changed the day I got home on my last day. My husband was so happy. He comes home to home cooked meals. He told me I didn't have to rush back to work and he could handle it. This helped me mentally and emotionally because I didn't search for jobs like crazy during my vacation. I did all the things I WANTED to do for a long long time.
The day I was driving home from my last day.....of my resignation....my SON calls and said he was coming home! My son moved to live with his father in Jan and I hadn't seen him. He came home the Sunday morning I went back to church!!!
Proper Order of Things: Career last!
Now, I read reviews prior to coming to this job interview and I cancelled the interview. Yet I went on any way. Guess I didn't realize all the CONFUSION surrounded by this job meant that it was not for me. HMMMM....
Any way, I accepted a position and will begin next Monday with a pay raise working at one location during normal work hours with extra benefits like...transit benefits!
Glory to GOD!!!! if you ever feel like things are out of control, just ask God to help you and he will! Now will this new job be perfect? No. But I will continue to stay in the proper order as long as I have air in my lungs.
Matthew 16:26 New International Version (©2011)
What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?
Never again. Oh Mighty God (OMG) is way too too awesome to get put on the back burner again!!!
He loves us so much!
Now...during my 2 week unpaid vacation, I did not exercise as I thought I would. I did a few websites because I am getting ready to revamp my career portfolio site as a service since I got a job.
Things for reading my testimony! I tried to shorten it but it didn't work.