I feel like I’ve been a little MIA on here lately and wanted to share with y’all a life update and what I’ve been learning recently. If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know that I graduated college about two years ago and boy has been quite the journey. Leading up to graduation, I was incredibly stressed, anxious, and just nervous about this whole “adulting” thing that you’re expected to do after you walk across the stage. The last two years of college, I had been really fired up about my faith and following Jesus. I was excited about everything to the point where I joined almost every christian organization on campus. I volunteered at different youth events all over. Half of it was because I just really loved hanging out with kiddos who didn’t know Jesus and the other half was because I felt like I had to prove something to my peers/to myself- that I was no longer the girl I used to be.
Anyways, I received my Bachelor’s of Arts in Christian Studies in hopes to pursue my dream job working in student ministry. In January 2016 I began working at a church that I had interned at for the past couple of years and really enjoyed it. However my heart was being pulled in a different direction. Jesus called my husband and I to get out of our Christian bubble and love on lost people. Scared, unsure, and worried, God gave us the courage and boldness to follow Him.
When I left my job in student ministry, I felt hopeless. I felt like I had let a lot of people down- my coworkers and the students I poured into for so long. I couldn’t help but feel guilty on the inside. Deep down, I knew I was being obedient to God, but why did it hurt so bad? Why was it so hard?
I had ZERO idea what was next and was frantically searching for jobs to bring in income. One of our close friends offered me a job to do some admin work for him and within three weeks, I had a new job. It might not be the most glamorous job or my dream job. I might not be making six figures. But it’s a good job. I’ve now transitioned roles at the company and work in the HR department which I really love.
One of the biggest joys at my job is that I get to work alongside incredible individuals. And most of them don’t know Jesus- which gives me the sweet opportunity to love on them, care for them and share Christ with them! Another perk is that my hours are flexible so I still can do my photography on the side.
Throughout this whole “adulting” process Jesus has taught me that the best job is being His disciple and making more disciples. Jesus is the best boss ever. He’s never going to fire us. He’s never going to think we’re not worth dying for. He’s always going to value us and our work. He’s never going to find someone else to replace us. Jesus is worth working for. Follow Jesus is worth the hard stuff, it’s worth the rejection, and it’s worth the tough seasons because at the end of the day He is the only boss that will comfort us, guide us, give us peace, shower us with love and will always welcome us back.
So maybe you’re in this weird-trying-to-adult/what-on-earth-am-I doing stage. And that’s totally okay! Because Jesus already has a job for you- to be His disciple. And this job is one of the hardest, most exhausting, and time consuming jobs out there. But it’s also the most rewarding, most fulfilling, and most humbling things we can do as His children. I hope this encourages your heart today and give you a sense of peace and rest! He has plans for your future, plans that are fruitful, good, and wants to bless you abundantly!
Praying that you have the courage to trust in Him during this season. And praying for boldness and courage for you to share what Jesus is doing in your life with others around you.