Thursday, January 18, 2007

Uncertain to overwhelmed

I've gone from little/no information about my career future to so much information that it's hard to take it all in. In the past two days, my organization has offered me two job ideas which could begin as early as Feb. 1. Here's a brief summary of each:

1. Event coordinator - develop & manage the logistics of various events around the US & possibly Canada
2. Internal news source - interview key players in the organization, write articles, design a mini newspaper for employees

I've had an overwhelming amount of information thrown at me about these positions. Part of that is due to these being new roles for our organization so the big idea/vision is being cast and then the details tweaked along the way.

Just about the time I began to consider which role would better suit me, it was suggested that perhaps I should tackle both. You know what my immediate reaction was, "what are y'all smokin'?" I even asked that of the international director. This is the second time in my tenure here that they have asked me to pursue an opportunity for which I have little or no experience. The first time was almost 18 months ago when I was asked to design a volunteer program. Well that worked out and they were right about my ability to accomplish that task. Perhaps they might be right again. Perhaps they see something in me that I don't. I can see how God must be at work creating these opportunities for me to learn & grow in unexpected ways.

I'm excited about the possibilities that these positions offer me. I've already begun to think through them and create some alternative suggestions. I have to make a decision by Tuesday, I think. So I'll be doing a lot of thinking and praying about this over the weekend.

1 comment:

tw said...

Don't think that experience is everything. Experience often comes in humble packages. And I think that one thing they see in you is that while you might feel overwhelmed, your creativity, relational sensitivity, and sense of quality can compensate for that to produce something really cool. Don't forget that His strength is made perfect in our weakness. :)

btw, I'm really enjoying your blog. It makes the distance not seem so great.

Praying for you in the decision making process.