Anyone who has known me for the past year and half will know that I have been struggling with my job. Working with 2-3 year olds is very difficult, especially when you are the only adult in a room with twelve 2-3 year olds.
I have been wanting a different job but I am not really qualified to do anything but childcare and retail. Both of these types of jobs, I hate! Recently my husband came home and told me he thought I should go back to school. Back to school???!! I have already been in college at least 6 years and I do have my Bachelor of Arts degree. Although my B.A. is not in anything useful (Bible), I still felt a great sense of accomplishment when I graduated almost 2 years ago. So you can imagine my surprise when my husband suggested this to me.
So I considered and thought and prayed for several weeks over this. I finally decided I would just apply and if everything went through with no problems, I would consider that my "Yes" from God.
You see this whole time I had been wondering about my job. If I started school, there would be no way I would be able to continue my 7:30 am to 4:30 pm schedule at work. And I was torn. Should I just up and leave my job? My automatic answer was "YES!" But was I really supposed to go back to school? Even after I put in my application, I still felt unsure of whether or not I was doing the right thing.
And then one day I was driving in the car, still deliberating over what exactly I would do when I started school, wondering if this was the right decision, when I heard Him. Yes, God spoke to me. Not in audible way, of course, but He spoke to my heart.
This is what He said: "Cherith, this is it! I have made you a way to escape. You have been unhappy for a long time and this is IT! This is your escape."
I was shocked. I will be honest. It has been a LONG time since God has spoken to my heart like that. But after that, I felt strangely at peace. And I say strangely because that is also an emotion that I have not felt in a LONG time.
So that's the story. I have been praying that 2012 would be a better year, filled with changes and new, exciting opportunities. So far, it has. And I have one person to thank for that......