We had a “mini” pre-launch reception to introduce Order, Organize & Obedience to my church family, but interestingly enough, the showing was not what I would have liked, but God ALWAYS orders our steps and I sold my first two copies of the book. Although, I wonder if I should proceed with the launch of the eBook, I feel the need to see this project through. This is my season of obedience and I cannot judge the situation by what I see, so I’ve decided to give you the next chapter of my journey…..
Chapter 2 – Life in Corporate America
My saga begins in August, 1979, when my career in Corporate America began. I’d worked for various companies since I was 14, so how different could this be? I have always been a perfectionist at heart, so I’ve diligently pursued mastering the tasks at hand. Doing stuff the way it is supposed to be done, is how I find order. But what I later discovered in Corporate America is that once they purpose in their hearts to introduce chaos, it is like living in a World of Espionage. They sought to sabotage my orderly existence.
Well, I’m the ripe old age 23 years old and that in itself came with life challenges. I’ve just returned from Austin, Texas (a really long story) with my one year old son and I’m back at home with my mom and dad. I’ve just been rehired by Xerox Corporation in their Call Center in Rosslyn, Virginia. Interestingly, within a few months after our return, my parents decided to split. I tried to convince them to allow me to keep the house, until they came to their senses, but they were sure that the split was permanent and the house was sold.
We lived right outside of Washington, D.C. at the time, which was a fairly easy commute into Virginia, by metro. But now, although we were blessed to be able to stay with my mom for a while, we were two bus transfers to day care with toddler in tow, another bus ride and then a metro ride to work. Over the next several months, we went from pillar to post. After my mom moved yet again, my day care provider allowed us to stay with her. This was great, until upon returning from work on day, I was shocked to discover that there had been a fire! By God’s Grace, no one was hurt. However, we had to continue from pillar to post a little while longer, until the Lord blessed us to have our own place. Needless to say, my credit was less than stellar, putting it mildly, but we found God’s favor with a resident manager and we were able to get our own two-bedroom apartment. Eventually my parents reconciled and bought another house. As I look back, the Lord never intended for us to live in my parents’ house, but instead He was preparing a home for my husband-to-be, my son and me. Although we may have to walk a path that we would not have chosen, many times we fail to realize that even through our valleys, God has ordered our steps.
TO BE CONTINUED…
I’m just going to keep plugging along!
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