Looking back, I can now see that God was working!

Way back in April I posted about my job ending at the ANZ Bank and how upset I was about the way I was treated during the whole process. I must admit I hadn’t really enjoyed my job as much after the ANZ dropped the National Bank Brand, but I was good at my job, and I felt that their unwillingness to offer me another position was very sad. I also had the perfect working hours and couldn’t imagine finding another job with part time work available. Little did I know that God was in control, and He had a plan for me that He knew I would be really happy with. I believe that we can ‘cast our cares on God, because He cares for us’ but as I cast my work cares upon Him, praying for Him to work out the details, I didn’t really think he was answering when the ANZ job ended.

But on my post on the 22nd of May, I told you about my new job and how it was an amazing answer to prayer. I have now worked about 10 days and I love it! I am really happy! I am meeting lots of really interesting people. I am helping people that are sick and hurting. I am using a computer daily and doing all the reception duties mainly on my own…and it’s great!

So way back in April I couldn’t see the future and I was wondering what was going to happen. Now I can see that God had it all in hand. He helped me let go of my old job and He opened the door to my new job. He took away the sadness and frustration that I had at work and replaced them with contentment and satisfaction with a job I enjoy.

Praise God!

During the stage from unemployment to employment again, I have had 2 more trips to Sydney and have also planned a trip to Italy with my sister Judy and neice Teresa, for 2 weeks in August and following that 2 weeks travelling with Daniel and Marysia. I will leave NZ on the 1st of August and return to New Zealand on the 31st of August. I am so excited.

I have also been able to do some more house renovations. I have stripped wallpaper, prepared walls for painting and then painted three rooms! And they look great. Robin finished our bedroom walls for me while I was away in Sydney. I took some photos to show Matthew and Rebecca the changes. I love them…what do you think?

No updating here but look at the clean fresh dining area!
No updating here but look at the clean fresh dining area!
Didn't update this, but it is clean and tidy
Didn’t update this, but it is clean and tidy
This area used to be dark blue and it didn't have the big storage cupboard...which I am loving!
This area used to be dark blue and it didn’t have the big storage cupboard…which I am loving!
This are is the fireplace lounge looking into the big lounge. This was the last area I painted before starting again recently.
This are is the fireplace lounge looking into the big lounge. This was the last area I painted before starting again recently.
My new bedroom colour with a new Duvet cover and pillows.
My new bedroom colour with a new Duvet cover and pillows.
Joanna's room. This room used to be dark green! What was I thinking?
Joanna’s room. This room used to be dark green! What was I thinking?
This is Jessica's room. It used to be blue. I painted this room quite awhile ago.
This is Jessica’s room. It used to be blue. I painted this room quite awhile ago.

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