I got the job I've been created to do
by Dinah Ladd
I'm a single mother who was devastated when my husband of more than ten years walked out on me and my three kids, the youngest being just barely 1yrs old. I was heart broken, scared and unsure of my future.
I had to immediately get into survival mode. As time moved on, I grieved for the partnership and home we built together, but my children made me strong because I knew they were watching me and needed me to be whole.
I became closer to God and read positive reinforcing life changing books that kept me in daily check and connected to my inner strength. I was determined to let go and move on to a new life that God had for me.
I constantly did my daily affirmations along with prayer. I found love in a man who lets me be me and is open to love at a much higher level than I had ever been exposed to. I found a positive job opportunity as a school assistant principal with a warm, nurturing staff and I learned to love where I was in life.
Due to budget cuts and our drained economy, I received a notice from the district saying that my position at the school I loved was being cut. I was heart broken because I knew this would mean another transition for myself as well as my children.
I cried all the way home the day I was told my job would be eliminated but as soon as I got home, I felt renewed.
I felt that God had something better in mind for me; he knew I was able to do much more with my skills and could impact people on a larger level with my love of helping others and being a motivator for those in need.
As I moved on through the remainder of the year, I added scriptures and positive statements to my vision board. One statement was "A new job with higher pay". I added scriptures that related to faith and believing what you want and asking God for anything.
I learned to make a meditation space for myself and put all of my positive thinking books in that space. I allowed myself to look towards the future while enjoying where I was.
I started appreciating my home, my family, my friends, my boyfriend and simply put, everything money couldn't buy. I let go and let God! I used my time to enjoy my life.
Two weeks before my 41st birthday, I applied for a job that encompassed every job experience I ever had. I may have been a little overqualified for the job, but I felt I was perfect for it. I applied and I also applied my faith to the ultimate level, putting affirmations on sticky notes in my bathroom and on my work computer.
As I completed the process and interviewed twice, I received a call from the school district offering me the job that paid almost $10,000 more than my previous job as an assistant principal. I felt truly blessed and of course I took the position.
I'm now on the job for the last month and though there are some challenges, I just feel blessed and encouraged to keep it moving towards the positive wave of life!!
I apply this in every aspect of my life and the bonus was also my son getting a college scholarship. I also had a sticky not on my ceiling since he was a high school sophomore. It said, "A college scholarship for Najee". Simple and clear and he got the scholarship in May, right before graduation!!