I am so very nervous about starting my new job tomorrow. I am comforting myself with the following thought conditioner:
God is my refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1
I actually learned it as a little song, so I keep singing it over and over in my head. “God is my refuge and God is my strength, a very present help in trouble.” Over and over. Very simple and very comforting. I know that, if I find that I am in trouble – in over my head at this new job = God will come to my rescue in some way. I just need to relax and do my best.
The hardest part of a new job is the first day. I feel like, once I am past the awkwardness of tomorrow, everything will be okay. I am very lucky in one way. Because I have been a client at ABVI, I am a little bit familiar with the building. I have been there several times. I already have some connections there, some people I trust.
I am trying to quell the nervous butterflies in my stomach. I am nervous about taking the bus. I am nervous about getting to work on time. I am nervous about meeting everyone. I am nervous about not knowing what I am doing. I am nervous about whether my new boss will think she made a good choice. The one thing that keeps me from being a total wreck is the faith that God will be with me. In the midst of any uncertainty and anxiety, I will be looking for signs of grace and beauty. I am sure that I will find signs everywhere.