To anyone who works two jobs every week, I say God Bless you!
Last week I worked 59 hours in 5 days between my cashier job and working at a daycare. I have never felt that frazzled ever I don’t think. This is coming from the girl who led 9 clubs, organizations, positions, or sports in high school. I had never felt that out of control in my life. At the daycare most days I watched 8 kids at least for most of the day by myself. Then headed over for 7 hour or more shifts at the store. Between that and trying to get in at least 3 miles, one day 10 miles of running in proved to be trying.
Add on top of that watching the movie “The Call” which made for only 3 hours of sleep one night equals exhaustion!
However, God blesses all of our feats.
The little things at the daycare such as the little ones remembering to say “yes maam” or “please” or the 4 year olds being able to tell me how sounds enters in waves into their outer ear canal traveling into their ear drum and registering the sound in their brain the day after they learned it was such a blessing. Or the smile I was given by the 13 month olds when I read to them, or the hug given by the 2 year old who needed fed and wanted love afterwards. It was all so worth it!
Or the huge things at my checkout line such as being able to witness and pray with a young lady. I had been praying all summer long that God show me why I was placed in my summer job, and last Thursday, the night after no sleep, and my first 5:45 am opening shift at the day care, as 5pm rolled around I was tired, still on my feet, and trying to be cheerful for the people I was helping check out, I think I was shown one of the reasons.
This girl who looked my age, maybe a bit older was throwing things on my belt in frustration as her little sister chattered away and her mother stared blankly off into the distance. I was too distracted by the little sister to fully engage this girl in conversation so I just kept on checking them out and being kind. As the young lady approached the end of her checking out she grabbed her eggs and promptly dropped them. After making sure both she and the eggs were okay she looked up at me and half shouted “why are you so happy?!”
So at that point God took over and next thing I knew she was praying out loud and I was asking her if she’d like me to pray with her. It was one of those moments I just had to thank God for opening a door, helping both of us through it, and blessing this girl because of it.
Remember to find the reasons for God placing you in your everyday life!
“And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ” Ephesians 4:11-12