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What to do when you're paralyzed with wait and worry?

Thursday, August 02, 2012

My friends,

We just spent several thousand dollars for me to get my teaching certificate. (I already have a bachelors in Biology.) I've applied to almost every school district in a 30 mile radius - and a couple of private schools - and my phone has yet to ring. I have faith that my Father has something wonderful in store for me, but yet I still sit around, paralyzed with "wait" and "worry." A watched pot never boils, so why am I waiting for the phone to ring? I have to be proactive, and then let the chips fall where they may.

1. Keep the communication channel open with my Father. I'm not willing to be miserable just to secure any ol' position!
2. With all the online applications these days, you can go back and check your applications and make sure you've dotted all the Is and crossed all the Ts. I didn't put my maiden name on one of them, so my mailed transcripts might not have made it into my file!
3. Make any phone calls necessary and get the mail out. Get all the paperwork done I can.
4. Back away from the computer! Go have a good time out in the sunshine to reduce the anxiety instead of turning to food.

I realize that I've been bringing my 3 kids down with me. I want them to have a fabulous summer so I'm not going to let wait and worry bog us down anymore! I hope you all have a wonderful summer!
I think I'll go geocacheing tomorrow!
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    You have a great attitude and are doing all the things you need to be. My daughter starts her student teaching later this month and will graduate with an Early Childhood Education degree in December. She is concerned about the job market as are so many people. I tell her to take one step at a time and enjoy the journey. Sometimes the path to our destination is not straight but takes us through beautiful scenery. I will keep you in my prayers. emoticon
    2092 days ago
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    Have fun! I am positive everything will turn out just right!
    2092 days ago
    Thank you for the replies and prayers! I have been looking into subbing. A couple of my friends turned the long-term sub position into a full time position.

    2092 days ago
    I am a retired teacher and I remember how hard it was at this time of the year without a position. I've been there a number of times. Some districts will put off hiring until the last minute; I've known a number of people hired just days before school began. I'll be praying you get a job whenever it's meant to be.
    2092 days ago
    You will get there... in the meantime. Just breathe. emoticon
    2092 days ago
    In your position I would begin by praising & thanking my Abba Father (Creator God) for the position He has planned for me.

    And any time a seed of doubt or concern tried to plant itself in my thoughts, I would immediately reject that thought & replace it with a reminder of God’s promise to meet all my needs. Next I would claim verses from the Word of God to back that truth.

    God bless you with peace as you wait on His timing to unfold what He has for your employment.


    2092 days ago
    Praying you get a position soon. Have you applied also for substiute positions just in case?
    2092 days ago
    Keep the faith it will happen for you, for now enjoy your summer with your kids, they grow so fast.... Good Luck and have FUN! emoticon
    2092 days ago
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