Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Five more days of braces and a decent mock interview!

I only have five more days left of wearing braces! I am really excited about that!

My mock interview for my Career Success Skills was today, and I was slightly nervous, but I prayed to God and asked him to help me do my best. I dressed up, and several people asked me why I was wearing what I was wearing. A couple of them said they liked my outfit. I went into the interview, not knowing what to expect. I have never had a real interview. When I got there, I went to the teacher in charge, signed in, and was prepared to wait for a couple of minutes, but I was immediately directed over to the table where my interviewer was sitting. I was relieved to find the lady who interviewed me to be very friendly and courteous. Most of the questions that she asked me I was able to reply to quickly and adequately, but a couple of times I couldn't think of a good answer, and I felt like I should have been more prepared. Thankfully the interview was fine. My interviewer told me that I need to speak up, and share more about my experiences living overseas. She said that with the world becoming more globalized, companies are looking for people who have experienced different cultures. My interview was not too difficult, and I learned a few important things to prepare me for when I have a real job interview. It was a good experience!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Joy comes in the morning

For quite a while, I felt somewhat depressed. I couldn't be perfect. I wasn't beautiful enough. I wasn't skinny enough. I was sick. But I went to God and asked him to heal me. I questioned him about my worth. And he answered my prayer, in ways I had never imagined. He took away my sore throat. It was amazing how much better I felt a few hours after I had prayed. He also gave me joy. I can hardly describe the feelings I am experiencing right now. God brought me through the long night, and blessed me with a glorious morning. I was feeling so depressed about the way that God made me, but he made me this way for his purpose. I will never be as gorgeous as I want to be here on earth, but I can only imagine how amazing I will look in Heaven, and that is what really matters, because that's the way I will be forever! God has to remind me often that I am exactly the way he created me to be, and that I am making an impact in the lives of others. My life is a work in progress. Every day, my story is being written, word by word, page by page. God already had the blueprint for my life. He has certain things that he planned specifically for me. He will use me to bring people to him in whatever way is needed. That brings greater joy to my life. I've made it through yet another valley of depression, and my heart feels light again. God never leaves me, and he provides me with strength to make it through everything. The joy of the Lord is my strength!

Psalm 28:7

The LORD is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.
My heart leaps for joy
and I will give thanks to him in song.