6.02.2008

Rallying the Troops

Okay, I'm rallying the troops once again for prayer assistance, please. I'll try to give the short version of this story, although we all know too well how successful I am at that feat...

I'd heard about a middle school counseling position that was posted internally for the last few weeks. (Maybe I've told you all this. Although I'm not good at "short versions," I am very good at repeating stories when it's unnecessary.) Anyway, a friend of mine called the principal a few weeks ago to tell him about me. He told her that the post would be open to those of us on the outside at the beginning of this month, so if he would call me, it would be after the beginning of the month. So today I checked, and no post. I've been sitting, waiting, and watching the number of open positions go from 14 to 8 to 3, knowing that someone out there is getting hired for a teaching job, but it isn't me.

Not 10 minutes after expressing my frustration to Gilbert, the phone rings. Today, the 2nd of June. The first possible day that this job could be open to people not in the system. It was the principal of this school, asking if I could meet for an interview! So now I have these nervous thoughts going through my head. Am I ready to be a counselor? What if he asks about my weaknesses? Do I make up a generic one? Do I tell him the worst weakness I have? Am I going to be a disappointment after all these people at church have built me up? Oooh. It's hard to fight worry, but I'm trying. (Beth Moore's giving me a hand with this through her post yesterday.) And I know there's nothing I can do but be myself, trust God to put me where he knows I ought to be, and pray. So would you help me? Thank you for always being willing to petition God for me.

I'm meeting with the principal on Wednesday morning at 9 and if all goes well, I'll meet with the committee later. I'll let you know how this one goes!

(NOT the short version. I know.)

7 comments:

Carla said...

Keeping you in my prayers! Good luck on Wednesday!

Zoe's Mommy said...

I always go with this thought: Everything works out in the end! (and if it hasn't all worked out, then it's not the end).
Praying this is the job that God wants you to have!!

Mindy said...

KATE- this is wonderful news! I'll be praying for you! A few words of advice that help me get through interviews- an interview is just a conversation. Just like talking to your friends, or meeting someone new at church! Nothing to be nervous about. And you're a teacher- so I know you can talk all day! :-) And as for worrying about matching up to the expectations of what everyone has presented you to be- those recommendations were made based on qualities that you possess and your character that will transfer over to whatever you do! (And Colossians 3:23 comes to mind here :-) )

So anyway...good luck! God will use you wherever you let him- no matter the outcome of circumstance!

Stephanie Burton said...

Good Luck Kate! We will be praying for you!

Connie said...

Kate, my prayers are with you. I'll be on the road during your interview and what better way to travel but pray all the way. You will be fine. Relax and remember to breath. Love ya, Mom-in-law

Terri said...

We'll be praying for you! I know you will do fine. Good luck!

Katy Ann said...

Kate! How exciting! I will be praying for you. I know the right job will come along for you! Keep us posted!