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Friday, October 17, 2008

you won't believe this

This morning my boss told me that a co-worker had complimented me... said I was a tornado... that he was impressed with how I handle clients. That was sweet.

Then this afternoon another co-worker also complimented me and I was so touched. She said, "I wish I had your confidence". *sigh* Wow. Confidence. Who would ever associate that word with me? I felt led to share with her... I said, "four weeks ago I was so depressed and discouraged that I tried to kill myself". And I told her the story... a week in the hospital... escape from Egypt... find a job, find a place to live, find furniture, move my kid up here.... I said, "I have NOTHING. None of is this has anything to do with my strength or confidence or ability..." And I told her, in complete humility that it is all God. I told her that I was considered the weakest link in my last office... how my self-confidence was in the toilet...

Someone else told me in response to my questions earlier in the week that she felt intimidated by the bible and never really read it. She said that she got her bible reading from what I wrote. Wow. What a huge responsibility! I never set out to preach or to use this blog (or anything I write) to be anything other than Heather Living Out Loud. I think as people we're just like tubes of toothpaste... when we get stepped on, what's inside us come oozing out. I'm as surprised as anyone to learn that anything good could come out of me... but I'm glad!

2 Samuel 22:33 It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.

See how simple it is? It's just happy little truths that give me encouragement. I'm no great biblical scholar but I like things like that.

We ordered Dominos for dinner! I was surprised to find they deliver out here. They do!

Pizza is here. Peace out!


sober white women said...

Oh pizza sounds so good. But I am still on my zero spending diet, so we have hotdogs on the grill! lol
I am so glad that your coworkers think very highly of you.

Sage Ravenwood said...

Delighted your co-workers are seeing the same things I've been seeing, the confidence, the strength and self worth. Have a wonderful relaxing weekend dear friend. (Hugs)Indigo

Janis said...

Glad to hear that things are going well and you have co-workers that not only respect you but are willing to be honest and open with you. Sounds like you landed in a great place!


betty said...

yum with the pizza; what a wonderul testimony you were able to give to your coworker about the Lord's work in your life


Chris/cacklinrosie101 said...

See, people see things in us that we just don't think we have. You really have no idea how many women you are helping to survive with your story. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! HUGS

Lainey Laine said...

OOOH Im reading this at nearly lunchtime and oh I could kill for a Dominos pizza!!! So pleased for you that your are gaining confidence and that other people are letting you know how impressed they are with you. Its so nice to know that you are good at what you do - we need praise. Laine xxx

Myra said...

We never know how we impact others. You are being used as an instrument to give testimony of His love. You work in an insurance office on the side!

*Tracy* said...

glad you like your job and being complimented by coworkers, thats always a plus! have a great weekend! hugs

Beth said...

That's great that you're getting such nice compliments from your coworkers!

Estela said...

what a great first week of work! I am glad that all is well as you head into the weekend.