it's been way too long since i've blogged!!!
but over the last few days, i've experienced so much of God's presence and provision that i couldn't NOT blog about this.
"For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made." -Psalm 138:13-14
"For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." -Ephesians 2:10
Call me weird. Call me crazy. (Call me, maybe...Haha, j/k. and you're welcome for me getting that song stuck in your head ;)), but I am obsessed with personality tests. Maybe I'm slightly egocentric, but I use them as tools to help me relate to others. The more I understand myself, the more I understand others.
I've taken the Myers-Briggs a couple times (ISFJ) and I love taking ministry and spiritual giftings tests (I know that faith and exhortation are my highest giftings, but I can't remember anything else...)
But earlier this week, I was watching Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University lesson about working in our strengths. He talked a lot about the DISC assessment (I haven't had a chance to take an in-depth assessment yet); but as he was talking about finding the "right fit" for us in our workplaces, I was struck with the thought "Nikki, you're doing EXACTLY what you're wired for. Your job is THE perfect fit for you."
I was excited about that revelation.
Granted, there are plenty of stressful days, but I LOVE my job. I work for a great company doing what I enjoy doing, it really is a perfect fit for me:
- very casual environment - I get to wear my funny t-shirts every day ;)
- i'm using my skills as a web developer
- i'm meeting the needs of the people i work with - making their jobs easier and more efficient in the database
- i'm being allowed to have more creative and organizational reign over my team (Team Ninja) - and in working with Ian and Jennifer, we've really nailed down processes that work and make us more efficient as developers
- i have co-workers that i like
- i pack nerf gun heat everyday!
it really is what i want to do and what i love doing.
the other morning, i posted this on facebook:
"today was the most encouraging day i've had in a really long time! i got compliments from several people at work and was reminded of how blessed i am to have the job that i have. but most importantly, all of this is a humbling reminder of how awesome God is - i could've never dreamed i'd be where i am and to be doing the things i'm doing. He is truly magnificent and worthy of all my praise :D"i could've never planned any of this in my wildest dreams.
i could've searched and searched and searched for a job like this and it probably would've never worked out this well. God really blessed me with this job and i'm reminded every single day how blessed I am to have it.
and i want to encourage those around me to 1) trust God in His plans - He probably has something up his sleeve that will blow all your plans out of the water. He did for me! 2) Bloom where you are planted - my friend Kim gave me this sound advice a little over a year ago when i was feeling the pressure of being in a new season in a new place with new people.
embracing everything, the good, the bad, the ugly, will give you a greater appreciation for the things God has for you in the future! you never know the seeds that God is planting in you now so that you can reap a harvest of blessings in the future. don't hate the wait. embrace the season. bloom where you're planted and love your potential!
"'For I know the plans I have for you', declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'" -Jeremiah 29:11