When You Have a Good Day at Work

I walked in the door when I got home from work yesterday and mom did her normal how was your day and I just beamed and said "GREAT!" She looked at me kind of surprised, haha! But I did have a great day yesterday and I wanted to tell everyone about it!
Yesterday started my 4th week at work and up until yesterday I still felt like a fish out of water and  was always having to ask how to do a task or be reminded about the copy machine, or mailings, etc. But yesterday, oh yesterday, I was very steady with work all day...which made the day go by SO fast! Literally, it was 5 o'clock before I knew it. And all the work that came to my desk, or was in my box, or was in my email...I knew how to do! I was getting things accomplished, not having to bug Lauren (who is training me) all day and for the first time since I've started, I felt smart and like I knew what I was doing! I know that sounds crazy but I really did feel like I finally fell into my place here at work and knew what was going on.
This is Lauren's last week here and I really have been a nervous wreck for this week to come because on Monday, I'm on my own and Lauren is off to her new life adventure. If you happen to think about it next Monday, say a prayer for me for my first day without her because I am sure I'm going to be all sorts of nervous!
I am happy to report that through my first 3 weeks of work I have really enjoyed it. I really enjoy those that I work with and the environment is a good one to spend most of your waking hours in. I got to thinking yesterday how blessed I was that the Lord provided me with a full-time, salary position right out of school. The first few months not knowing where I would be working were really tough and a touch stressful but the Lord knows what you need and knows just the time to give you what it is. I know that there are many people that I graduated with who are still looking for permanent work and my heart goes out to them because it's a tough market out there and it is so difficult to find jobs.
I hope that I continue to grow here at HNB, really get settled into my position and feel confident about the work that I am doing. I know it will take time but I already feel much, much more confident than I have the last few weeks and I am so thankful for that.
My mom gave me a picture frame for my desk with a beautiful prayer on it and I read it every day before I start my work day:
Lord  Jesus as I enter this work place, I bring your presence
with me. I speak Your Peace, Your Grace, and Your Perfect order
into the atmosphere of this office. I acknowledge your Lordship over all
that will be spoken, thought, decided, and accomplished
within these walls.
Lord Jesus, I thank you for the gifts you have deposited in me.
I do not take them lightly, but commit to using them responsibly
and well. Give me a fresh supply of truth and beauty on
which to draw as I do my job. Anoint my creativity, my ideas,
and my energy so that even my smallest task may bring you honor.
Lord, when I am confused, guide me. When I am weary, energize me.
Lord, when I am burned out, infuse me with the light of your Holy
Spirit. May the work that I do and the way that I do it, bring hope, life,
and courage to all that I come in contact with today.
And, Oh Lord, even in this day's most stressful moments...
may I rest in Your. In your string name I pray,
Lord Jesus.
Oh how powerful that is to read each morning. Please feel free to print it off and put it on your desk too, dear friend!
Here's to my 4th week at the law firm and to many more weeks to come. Here's to growing, learning, and developing a confidence in the work that I produce each day. And here is to those, especially, who are still looking for jobs, the Lord will bless you with the right one in His time.


  1. What a beautiful prayer! Congrats on finally feeling like you know what you're doing - what a sigh of relief that must be!


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