No worries

Andrew - Plainfield, New Jersey
Entered on June 9, 2008
Age Group: Under 18

I believe that because of my faith in God, I have security. I don’t have to stress or worry about my purpose in life. Many people walk around unsure or doubting what the future may hold, but I can’t wait to find out what tomorrow may bring.

I’m not saying that my life is sunny days and rainbows all of the time. I do know that in my darkest times, I have a Father who loves me and makes sure that I come out on top. People have asked me why I’m always so happy. It’s because I don’t really have any worries that I can’t give to Him.

Everyone gets caught up in doing his or her own thing from time to time. Don’t get me wrong, you should pay attention and not live with your head in the clouds, but worrying won’t get you anywhere. Worrying is doubting that He’ll keep His promises. That’s like me saying to Tom Coughlin, Head Coach to the New York Giants, “Hey, you can bench your offensive line. I’ll take it from here!” It just doesn’t make any sense, does it?

Now, I’ll tell you, I’m not the most easily motivated guy. I hadn’t touched a college application until a few weeks ago (I’m a graduating senior!). But, if someone had asked me, of course I’d planned to go to college! I knew I wanted to be a police officer more than anything, but I didn’t want to rush into any college courses, only wasting valuable time and money.

Around February of my senior year, I was telling a teacher about my plans after high school. After reciting the “I wanna be a cop, but I don’t know how I’ll get there” speech, I decided to talk to her about my interests and experiences in audio engineering.

Our talk lasted less than 5 minutes; I didn’t plan on remembering the conversation, so I didn’t. She did remember, however. Little did I know, she had connections and decided to put them to work for me. She was looking into a job for me and me continuing my education. Three months later, she informed me of a full-time job opening up in September. Involving audio recording. For a police academy and the Elizabeth courthouse. Yeah, pretty crazy!

The job wasn’t even made yet, but she was looking for me, telling me, “Get back to me if you’re interested.” As if she had to ask! Out of all of the schools in the area, only mine was informed. Of all of the teachers to be notified, she was in charge of pre-screening the applicants. She gave me one number to contact and it was the police sergeant for Elizabeth.

I’m not one who looks for signs from above in every slice of toast, but come on! This has to be God! I’m going to be immersed in the field I’m interested in, doing something I’m good at, for money! The job isn’t promised yet, but, hey, no worries!