It throws me for a loop.
Recently, there was a major change at my job- one that came last minute & I knew might happen, but when it did, oh my, I was so surprised!! I am so thankful for Hao who let me have my moment then helped me process the situation.
We came to conclude that this is an opportunity for growth in my life. I tend to try to control things at work to make them go smoothly. This can be a good thing, and this can be a bad thing. I tend to overcompensate to make sure things go the way I think they should go instead of stepping back and letting things go they way the need to. It's good to want things to go smoothly (especially when you teach hormone-ladden middle schoolers), but if I try to control everything, I am going to be super stressed and the people around me feel like I am controlling, bossy, & judgmental. Guilty.
If you haven't guessed by now, I really dislike the unknown. And this change really caused a lot of unknowns. But this is giving me so many new opportunities. A fresh start. I can either take this opportunity and be upset about it, which does no good, or choose to view it as an opportunity for growth & grace, which will bring God glory.
And that's out ultimate goal. Bringing God glory. I am praying that in this situation instead of gossiping or judging, I will rely on God's power to to respond in a positive light & bring Him glory!!