Time seems to be flying by. It’s Friday, and it seems like I was looking at the weekend just the other day. As you know, I love weekends, but there is this one part that I don’t love.
I am grateful to work from home, but my job has an ironic twist to it. I care for angry people. Thursday through Sunday, I’m a virtual assistant, and I respond to the angry emails.
Maybe that sounds like a good fit because I love people, and that is what they need. They are angry before they get to me, so by the time I see the email, it’s a test of love and patience.
There is a lot of money at stake with the people I care for. They are learning to trade, like in the stock market, and the man I work for sells his courses to help them learn. They have already been learning, and unfortunately lost a ton of money. Sometimes everything they have. It’s sad for me to read some of the emails, but I respond with kindness.
The man I work for is a good man. We’ve been friends for 20 years, and he offered me this job as a friend. It gave me the extra income to leave my marriage, and to stay home with my daughter, so it has been well worth it. When going through Chemo last year, he was empathetic of my situation, and allowed me to do the best I could, when I was able.
That is why I stay. For him, and the friendship we share.
It takes a toll on my happiness, so I spread happiness. These people are worried about money, but I worry about their soul, and see money as a tool. It’s made me a better person, and I get to practice coaching, but I know the door will close one day. There is no room for advancement, because I’ve asked. It’s rather monotonous, but I get to choose my hours, and it pays the bills. The good of it far outweighs the bad.
I’m working with people, but they are different. They are business minded, so my kind of mushy encouragement doesn’t set well. I put on my business woman cape, and try my best. That is why God has me there. To keep trying my best. You may wonder why I don’t quit. I don’t quit anything. God will close the door when it’s time. The man I work for would do anything for me, but there is no other department. I am there for a reason, but it’s been a long season.
God has given me a glimpse of something new. You can read the first glance in Dream While Awake. After posting that Blog, God did something! I can’t share it with you now because it’s time to work. If your job is difficult, keep doing your best. Once the job has done it’s job, better will come!