I don’t think I’ve updated most of you to the fact that I am now employed, for which I am thankful to God. It was a long time coming (over 2 months), and I started about a month ago at my new place of employment. I work for essentially a software company that is growing very fast and is heavily involved in speech recognition. I work on the Order Management side of things making sure orders and credits are correct and appropriately substantiated. The end of March is our quarter end, so, needless to say, I have been getting pummeled at work this week. The fun continues for the next 2 weeks as the crunch will result in numerous days of overtime and working on weekends. To ease the pain, I have had a signficant increase in pay between this job and the last, and enjoy a flexible schedule, free soda and popcorn, and a take-home laptop.
Although I can see how this job will open up many opportunities for me in the future, it certainly is not my first love. I do go into work everyday feeling a little empty inside, knowing that I want to do something else, namely, working full-time at a church. I want so badly to study Scripture and read all day, to have an open schedule so that I can meet with people all the time, and dreaming with saints about God and his glory spread to his people. I find it funny that I have gone into great debt and spent may years in theological education, while volunteering time for ministry with the goal of working in a church, yet nothing has opened up for me. Yet, I have no degree in business and just about 3 years of experience and I got 3 job offers in one day in early February. Figure that out. People are willing to pay me more money than I would make in most churches even though I have no where near the same level of qualifications.
Well, for now I am rolling with the providence alotted for me in Grace, and am stoked about the prospects of the Gospel in our area. We have a wonderful group of saints gathering on Tuesdays now in Haverhill. In the sixth month of our habitual meeting, I have encountered Christ in very sweet levels. Praise be to him for is infinite power and grace and wisdom to channel his waterfall in the greatest direction possible. Soli Deo Gloria.