Saturday, September 22, 2012

Tying Up Loose Ends

There was one more little detail I had to attend to before I could officially say I was done with my job. Last spring we were told, as a requirement to continue in our positions we had to take an exam for certification in our speciality. We had to the end of the year to accomplish this and we had to pay for the cost of the exam ourselves (it was expensive) I was told even though I was PRN, I was still expected to take it.

I had spent the last several weeks studying for this exam, I even had the book shipped to California, so I could study while we were there.  I had paid the fee and registered to take the exam a couple of weeks ago. You were allowed two attempts to pass, I was in the process of getting ready to retake it, (I didn't pass the first time) when the announcement came that our jobs would be eliminated in October. Because they had made the exam a job requirement and now were eliminating the jobs, they would reimburse anyone who had paid to take the test....okay that was a good thing.

I had to make a decision.... I had done all this prep work, should I still go ahead and take the exam anyway? I already had a day scheduled with my proctor for the retake. Now, there was really no point, no benefit that I could see....but I had put all that time into studying

But I do believe that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose  Romans 8:28

At first glance this whole thing seems to have been a total waste of time, but I know I only see dimly while God sees the big picture. Surely he had a purpose in all of this. Right now I don't get it and maybe never will but I did decide to follow through with taking the exam...complete what I started, no matter that it didn't seem to make any sense. I took the exam Thursday, it's done

That was the last little piece I had to take care of, I am now completely done. This chapter has ended, I had been with this company fourteen years, so it is a little sad.  What's ahead?..... I will be home for now, I am not going to actively seek new employment. I think it's time to just be still for awhile...oh, and the exam, I passed


Kathy ... aka Nana said...

It certainly sounds like you're at peace with all of this ... praying that you will have a fruitful time at home, whatever the Lord has in store for you.

NanaNor's said...

Hi, So glad you persevered with the class and test; you never know the Lord may have another position for you in the future and it will benefit that job. He will never let you down. Have a restful and peaceful time at home and enjoy the weekend.

Cecilia Marie Pulliam said...

Maryann, I know so many in the same position as you. God surely has another plan for you, but right now may be a chance to rest, regroup and then plunge on into something new. Praying for His guidance.

Thank you for stopping in and commenting on my post. Your visit and comments were much appreciated.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

You made me cheer!!!!!!! What a wonderful lesson for me! I love the picture at the end..may God just bless your new journey. I will remember this ...and finish the task before me!

Pamela said...

Congratulations! Enjoy your time of resting. Looking forward to what God has for you next.

Camille said...

Love the photo you included in this post Maryann. And...yippee for passing...way to go! And...what a blessing that you are taking this time to rest and reflect. Enjoy!

Many Blessings to you!