Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Right Choice

A few weeks ago, Francesca recommended a book to me called "Voice in the Wind." It is the first installment of a trilogy and I have read the other two, "Echo in the Darkness" and "As Sure As Dawn," since Francesca introduced me to the first. Those books have literally changed my life. I dont really want to go too indepth into the story but it pretty much is about a jewish girl in the time of about 70 a.d. being sold as a slave to a roman family whom serves with a love for Jesus. It's not a true story or anything but I am pretty sure it is historically accurate. Anyway, the girl in the story has a true servant's heart and a true love for Jesus. Reading about her made me feel so humble and recognize my many, many shortcomings in the way I serve at my job. Literally since the day I read the first book, I have changed my whole thinking and behavior and speaking here at work. Where I was disobedient, resentful, grudging, gossipy, or spiteful has been fully lined up with a true desire to serve. I have noticed a change in the way my boss responds to me now also. He has been saying yes a lot more and has been more kind and has even confided things in me! He showed me a project he has been working on that is very close to his heart. Another thing that he has blessed me with is allowing me to go to Six Flags tomorrow with the church youth group with my children and he is covering the cost for us. I have prayed for so long for things to change, and when I finally started following Jesus, they did.

Today something came into my path that I don't know if it is a blessing or a distraction from the enemy. A woman who attends the church I work at called and told me that there is a job open at the high school (it's her old job, she just got promoted) and she recommended me to the principal to take her place. Pros: INSURANCE!!, summers off, 401K. Cons: about $6,000 a year cut in pay, can't have my kids w/me at work, no pay during summers, and I just happen to be in love with the job I have now. Really, the only reason I am even considering that job would be because of the insurance. I am in desperate need of going to the dr. for all my medical problems I got going on. I am still trying to pay off when I went to the dr. in Feb. this spring.

Maybe I will hear God's voice when I'm riding on the Texas Giant tomorrow at Six Flags....

5 comments:

Start World Hunger said...

yes! listen at the top and then all the way down the ride! i really don't like that ride, though. after it, my back always hurts...not fun, but i don't prophesy that over you! i speak that the answer will come, very clearly while you are away! love you!

ericaprosser said...

who is your "provider"? your REAL insurance provider? i think you know.

Agent B said...

Don't make any decisions based on an internet comment of mine, but...

$6000 a year cut? I'm thinking that if you can live on $6000 a year less than what you make now, that this $6K could BE your insurance.

Granted, your med needs may be higher than I realize. I don't know.

Insurance ain't all it's cracked up to be. I think it's a crock (but I'm probably a little extreme).

With insurance, you pay all this money every month to be "fully covered", then when you need med assistance, you still have to pay some high "co-pay" or fees or whatever. Then there's always fine print stating things they WON'T cover (like if you need a lung transplant or whatever). Meanwhile, some insurance co is piling in the jack.

And even if your job is paying it for you (which is nice, I'm sure), that's money that they could have been paying you instead of some ins co.

Our hospital birthing experiences would have cost an insurance co around $7K-$10K each. But paying cash up front, it was more like $3K-$4K. I know most of us don't have that kind of money laying around. But if you can save up cash and stick it to the man (ins co), then go for it.

Sorry to highjack this blog...carry on...

JesusFreak said...

Wow, B. I never knew you felt so strongly!

Anyway, I prayed and then was confirmed with my decision when Rachel called the same day and said the same thing. It comes to $500 a month less, which both Agent B and Rachel told me, would pay for any dr. visits I need.

So, yeah, I'm staying. In fact, this Wednesday Aug. 1st, will make a whole year I have worked here!!! Yay! I am going go to celebrate!

Amanda said...

I'm really glad you chose to stay! We can go out to lunch together tomorrow. I'll even take some time off. Love you!