With a job loss, even when you find a new position quickly, there are doubts that creep in. Even if the reasons for your "resignation" are vague, likely personal, and full of well, you know, there is a natural deflation of your confidence that occurs.
On Monday I start my new position. I am thrilled and excited and...scared. It is hard enough to start over in a new job without the memories of all that went wrong before. But while I may be nervous about my new position and sad that my previous one didn't work out, I know that I am a professional and dedicated and faithful to a life in ministry and service. I am good at what I do and I feel that God has called me to Children's Ministry.
Still all that being said I am anxious for Monday and want to shore up my confidence before I begin. I've been rereading some of the nice notes I received from church members and friends and it helps, but I imagine I won't regain my footing until I'm in the midst of it all. I may have to just channel the Little Engine that Could until a top the hill.