Ok, remember when I told you guys in the previous post how I would be enjoying my time off for the next two months? Well, that plan didn’t work out and I couldn’t be more than grateful. Here’s why..

I had the intention to go to summer school and was awarded an assistantship to cover the costs. Then I discovered from the financial office that I would still have to come up with the dollars up front to register. $1760 to be exact. And when I was told that, summer was out for me and I took that as a sign to just find a part time job, rest, and prepare for the Fall semester.

So I began looking for a job–filling out application after application. It started to annoy me that I was being rejected mainly because I was “overqualified” for much of what I applied for. Now, I can agree with them because my intentions were to only work for the summer and then eventually quit. I was finally able to find something suitable and surely I’d be bored out of my mind doing that type of work. Since I only had to deal with that for three months, I sucked it up and I prepared myself for it.

But God.. well, He had something else in mind. Remember when I told you all the best way to make God laugh with all your plans and routines? Well He and I had a nice little chuckle this week. But again, I’m grateful.

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. -Matthew 7:7

So what am I so grateful about? Well, I have an assistantship where I get to learn how to use a 3-D printing machine that will construct body parts for a humanoid robot, which is also a part of my special project to complete my Master’s degree. In addition to that, I get to teach two robotics courses to younger kids for the next four weeks. And might I add, the pay is wonderful!

Of course, I still had to come out of my pocket, and I was prepared to pay the $800 and just get reimbursed within the following weeks. But instead, I was able to defer what was left after tuition was deducted from my assistantship paycheck, which was $780. So in the end, I only had to pay $274 up front, which will be reimbursed.

I cried today. I mean I really boo-hooed. Because everything worked out. Because I am so grateful. Because I won’t feel as though I’m wasting my time at a place for three months until I begin teaching in the Fall again.

But most importantly, I cried because for the first time in my life, I realized that I refused to worry about what was to come. Because I had finally learned how to “Be still.”

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21 Comments
  1. Kakers

    June 6, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Wow that’s pretty amazing, you just got a huge blessing. People look at me crazy when I tell them I stopped making plans. This is why, because God already has one in place.

  2. Teems

    June 6, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    THAT. IS. AWESOME. What a wonderful blessing and lesson. I am happy for you.

  3. SP ?

    June 7, 2013 at 7:36 am

    Things ALWAYS work out in your favor, always! You’re very blessed.. God is great. ?

    1. Rae

      June 9, 2013 at 2:23 pm

      I really feel blessed!

  4. Britton

    June 7, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Isn’t it amazing how things always works out in favor of what is really FOR you?!? Best wishes on your new assitanceship! Love the new look here!

  5. Tamara

    June 7, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    I’m so touched by your testimony! Sometimes, God puts us through the same type of trials over and over and OVER again just to see if we will lean on Him and learn to trust Him. To not stress over the same situations and like you said, to be STILL. Now, God had to be in that plan because it couldn’t have worked out more perfectly for you. I say the same about my decision to leave my on campus job and find something else. God is good! And I know for sure you will be enjoying your summer (:

  6. Daenel T @ Living Outside the Stacks

    June 7, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    But God!!!!! Girl, I’m so happy for you. What an amazing opportunity for you. Sometimes it feels like things just aren’t working out but if we just stand still. Give Him all the praise.

    1. Rae

      June 9, 2013 at 2:24 pm

      Learning how to be still has to be one of the greatest lessons I’ve ever learned!

  7. Amber

    June 9, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    I love watching God’s plan come together. I never know what to expect next, and I’m starting to realize that it’s better to just be still an anticipate His greatness! I am so happy everything worked out for you and that your summer plans are set! Best of luck with your assistantship, it sounds really exciting and it’s great that you’re actually doing things relevant to your career goals and course work!!

    1. Carla

      June 10, 2013 at 3:46 pm

      I know! I love watching God’s plan come together but not only for myself, but for other people as well. I love seeing how powerful God is and how it is important to have faith.

  8. BessieAkuba

    June 10, 2013 at 4:40 am

    LOOK at GOD!!! All things always work together! Very happy for you.

  9. Vett

    June 10, 2013 at 8:16 am

    keep the faith! I’m sure things will all fall into place as they are supposed to!

  10. Kimberly {Manifest Yourself}

    June 10, 2013 at 9:39 am

    CONGRATS! & when it all works out… it just feels soooooo good. I am so happy for you!

    & I love your blog layout. :)

  11. GG

    June 10, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Ahhh! I love it! I smiled all the way through this post just waiting for the sweet testimony at the end. So happy for you!! xoxo

  12. Jhan

    June 10, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    This is so great. I can tell you have that “mountain-moving faith”. This is a great testimony. :-)

  13. Chanel Jibal

    June 10, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Funny how things come through and work out for you eh? Happy for your upcoming ventures!!!! :) Let us know how it all goes hun.

  14. Nellie

    June 10, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Beautiful. I am learning every single day to be still. What a great example of God’s work!

  15. Faith

    June 10, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    This is awesome! God is so good! Thank you for sharing.

    And anytime I make plans (you know the big ones) I picture God giggling down at me. :)

  16. Mimi

    June 10, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    God is so good! Love ya!

  17. Q

    June 11, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Congrats girly. everything works out in time :)

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