They'll see that my grades don't mean anything - I don't really know what I'm doing with my future.
What if they don't like my personality? Somebody said one time that I didn't have a great personality.
Do I look silly? This is all I had to wear.
Pronounce all of your words correctly, Meg, and try to use a big one every now and again.
I was so stuck inside my own head - ruminating and worrying - there was no way I would connect well with the interviewers sitting right there in front of me. They asked about my experience of high school and I started crying. Right there in front of them, in all my mascara'd glory, I bombed as my "professional" walls came crumbling down. I'd prepared all the right answers, but they broke through with a personal question.
Definition "Bombed" -
- To fall short of success or achievement in something expected, attempted, desired, or approved.
- To receive less than the passing grade or mark in an examination, class, or course of study.
When our insides are at peace, our outsides are too.
James 1:2-4 says this:
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."
The word, "complete" used here is actually the word, Shalom.*
Shalom means: completeness, soundness, welfare, peace*
When we receive God's peace, it's not just peace, it's becoming "complete" in Him. We lack nothing as He gives us every bit of know-how to carry out the plans He's called us to. I don't know what your challenges will be this week. Neither can I predict which emotional sparks may take you back to places you've forgotten about. But, know this. The God who gives us strength to persevere promises peace to those who trust Him.