When Paul recently accepted his new job offer, we knew what it entailed. We would have to move, find someone to rent our house, find a new house for us, and I would have to find a job. To me this whole process just screams STRESS! Fortunately, to my surprise most of this process has been easy. God has a plan for us and everything has seemed to fall right into place.
Before we knew Paul got the job, his old roommate contacted him looking to rent in our neighborhood. Paul told him that if he could hold off until Paul knew about the job, he may be able to rent from us and we would give him cheaper rent then the house he was looking at. Low and behold, Paul accepted the job, contacted his friend, and he will be moving in the same weekend we are moving out. Seriously? How perfect is that? Not only do we have a renter, but we know them. Which makes the whole accidental landlord thing easier to take in!
So we had his job and our house rented out, but I was stressing about finding a new job. I work for the same company I worked at during my last semester in college – just a little over three years. We have been voted one of the best companies to work for in Florida 3 years in a row. Our little office really does feel like a family for the most part. I know the people I work with care about me, and vice versa. I absolutely love the team that I work on, and I hate the thought of leaving. Our owners are AWESOME! If there has ever been a problem or something I needed, I know I am able to go to them. They know my goals in my career, and they help me make a plan to get there. There aren’t many companies like this nowadays… or at least from what I hear. I was terrified to find a new job, and hate the company. I also just felt like the job I found would be in Orlando – meaning commuting on I4 everyday… I HATE I4. I avoid it at all costs. Hating my job and commute would not help in our transition. Well imagine my joy when I found out that I would be able to continue to work for my company… FROM HOME! I knew it was an option they were exploring. I brought it up when I gave them the news that I would be leaving. I figured it was worth a shot… but I thought it was a long shot.
No job hunt! No commuting on I4! No working for an awful company! The homebody in me seriously had an all out party (but by myself… because I’m an introvert)! I get to work in yoga pants everyday and stay at home?! Seriously, I cannot even describe how incredibly overwhelmed I was when my boss told me.
Every step of the way for this journey, God has provided for us. I have been completely overwhelmed by the blessings He continues to give us. To be honest, a couple years ago I would have considered it luck, but as I’ve grown in my faith there is no denying that this is God at work in our lives. Now we are just waiting for him to give us a house to live in… that allows 3 dogs.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. – Jeremiah 29:11