|Posted by Ronnie on June 16, 2013 at 9:05 AM|
It's been a really rough year. I completed my first year as a caseworker in May. This has been one of the most difficult trials I have gone through. I have had to do a great deal of soul searching to decide if this field is for me.
But the best thing I gained is the knowledge that I can do an extremely stressful and difficult job. I am more confident of my job skills. I had some problems with my supervisor. She was new at being a supervisor and I was new at being a caseworker. I made some mistakes early on but I feel I've gained some valuable skills.
Most of all, my faith in God increased. I had reached a point where I simply felt I could not handle the job. I could not sleep at night. I was constantly stressed out worrying about what I had to do in the field and the paperwork backing up. I felt as though I was drowning.
Ever present He heard my call. He gave me a peace that transcends understanding. I don't wake up thinking about work or my clients. The nightmares are gone. And now I am able to consider what I really want to do. At this point in my life, I am over 50 years old. I have worked hard all my life, either at work or at home. I had two children after the age of 40! And now it's my time. So I am going to step out in faith in His Word that "with God nothing is impossible." And I will see where He leads me.