Starting a new job… When did you do that last? Was it something you liked? Something you knew how to do already? Or were you like me, diving head-first into a new and unfamiliar world, not sure if you would even be up for the task?
Yes I admit, I had no idea what I was doing eight months ago when I joined the team at New Leaf Publishing Group. All I knew was that I needed this. I was desperate. I was working in a miserable place with so many angry people and I was becoming one of them.
After nearly 15 years in the same industry, my income was nowhere near enough to support my family and I hadn’t been to church in more years than I could hold my head up to admit… I had stopped leaning on God and we all know how well that works. Needless to say, you could almost see control of my life slipping through my fingers and I knew something had to change but I just couldn’t figure out how to get back to God.
Sadly, when I came here, my gratitude for the opportunity was so heavily shadowed by my fears that I just couldn’t see anything else. I’d never done this before. What if I couldn’t do the job? What if I couldn’t play the part? I looked around at these people who prayed together and went to Bible study and were leaders in their churches and I couldn’t see how I could possibly represent this place. But God truly is amazing… [Read more...]