I have been at my job for a little over seven months now. It has become clear that there is a steady rotation of employees. It has gotten to a point where it is like there are one or two new employees each week. There are reliables too, coworkers that continue to stay even though they are unhappy working there. When asked why they stay there, their main reason is always the people. It is true, the people that I work with are truly some of the most incredible people I have ever met. Some I have come to call brothers, some I have come to genuinely love, and some I feel as though I have known my entire life.
I worked a special event with some coworkers — I mentioned this event in a past blog post, “True Miracles“. I was granted the opportunity to work this charity event for a big event coordinator. I went into the event with the belief that God wanted me to work the event but the reasons why were a mystery. It did help in my new job search and I left feeling very hopeful that the contacts I made there will lead to a better job, but there was a more important reason for me attending the event. The Lord once again reminded me where my place is and where He wants me to be. Right now He wants me to be with these people who I currently work with. These people are doing something to me that I cannot explain. Ever since I met these people something has been happening to me that I have not been able to put into words until now. I once had a light inside of me that came through when I smiled and laughed. This light burnt out when I was diagnosed with diabetes, I was unable to smile or laugh. I no longer had the will to find the beauty in life. I could not see the things that made me special or see the things that made others special. When I met my coworkers they immediately were able to see the special qualities inside of me and they were strong enough in their own special qualities to bring out these qualities I had hidden away when I was diagnosed. The band One Republic was playing at this event. I grew up with this band and I had forgotten how much I liked their music. While they were playing I found myself singing along and dancing and I was doing it because I was with my coworkers. When I am around these people I am entirely myself, the self that I had lost. It was one of the most wonderful experiences I have ever had.
As I left the event I was praising God for bringing me to these people. I thanked Him for allowing me to have this time of rediscovery. There are seasons in life and I am fully in this season of transformation, not only for myself but also a transformation for my coworkers. In these months it is clear that they have transformed too and I have no doubt that God has orchestrated it all. We all needed each other, we all complement each other so perfectly, we can all be naturally and completely ourselves. I owe these people my life — without them I would have never found who I was and more importantly who God wants me to be.
I am aware that this is a season in my life and I believe that this season is coming to an end. If it wasn’t for the fact that I need to continue to grow I may be tempted to stay in this season for the rest of my life. For the first time in my life I feel like I am living out my own fairytale. Every day at work God has surprises for me and I get to encounter these fairytale characters that make life worth living. I am living a life I have always prayed for. I know it will be hard to leave this season and move into the next but when it is time I have faith that the Lord will prepare me for it. I also have faith that the next season will be even greater than this one because God has shown me how amazing life can be when I am open and allow Him work His magic.