I Am Doing a New Thing
Beginning a new job comes with it's fair share of excitement.
It also comes with an equal amount of challenges.
I swore to myself that I would not allow myself to get consumed with work. But, once again, I found that this promise was not an easy one to keep (hence why it has been quite some time since I've written here). Adjusting to the new rhythm of my job has certainly been an adventure, but thankfully I'm finally hitting my stride.
I am learning to keep work in its proper place, take and utilize feedback, and remain grateful. As I step away from the edge of burnout after this season, I am reminded of a few crucial things.
Firstly, I have to remember always that this job is indeed an answered prayer. As much as I work, I also finally have weekends and some holidays off, which affords me the time to spend with my family, my faith community, and to pursue my other passions.
I also need to continue to break the pattern of seeing work as my place of solace instead of the Father. Keeping HIM first will be the key to my success in this job and the professional pursuits to come.
While I absolutely adore my job, it is not and will never be my identity.
As long as I keep that in mind, I know that all will be well.