11/21/2009

Here I Go Again On My Own...

Today's post is brought to you by Cool Cat. He's like the evil version of Cool Dog. Look into his eyes. You can sense he's plotting your demise...

If you follow me on twitter, you might have seen me tweet this:

Just talked with a church about a job! LOVED every minute of the conversation. SUPER excited!

Well, I'm going to that church this weekend. I'll be hitting the road again Sunday morning, driving to Jacksonville, Florida to interview for a High School pastor position. (I'll be there Sunday through Tuesday.) I'm not sure quite how to describe how I'm feeling right now. It's like a mixture of excitement and nervousness. Exervousness? Nervitement?

I don't usually ask for prayer here on the blog, but this time, I wanted to share with you what I'll be praying and ask you to pray the same for me.


  • Pray that I'll be able to be completely myself. I'm not sure I always make the best first impression. I can get a little intimidated when I meet people for the first time and this usually manifests itself as either shyness or making too many jokes. I want to be true to who I am. So I'm praying that God will calm my nerves and grant me peace enough to just be me... in all my awesomeness...

  • Pray for wisdom and discernment for me and for the church I'll be meeting with. Hiring a new pastor is a big decision for a church. And accepting a new position would be a big decision for me! Both involve adopting someone new into your family. It's very important that both I, and the church, are sensitive to how the Lord is leading us in this process...

  • Pray that connections will be made. I'll be meeting with four separate groups of people while I'm there: the student ministries staff, parents/ volunteers/ students, church staff outside of student ministries, and the senior church leadership. I'm sure that it's almost impossible that everyone out of all those people will like me, but that doesn't mean that I won't try! After all, if I get the job, these are the people that I'll want on my team! Pray that we'll be able to find common ground...

  • Pray that I'll be able to rest while I'm there. I don't really sleep well when I'm in new places. I also don't really sleep well while I'm on interviews. When I don't get sleep, my mind isn't sharp but my nerves/temper are. I most definitely don't want that! Pray that I'll be able to relax, rest, and...

  • Pray that I'll enjoy the process! As strange as it sounds, this could be the beginning of a beautiful relationship! Pray that this weekend (Well, I guess it's not technically a weekend. I'm there Sunday through Tuesday.) will be marked by laughter and joy, meaningful conversations, and fun! Can you have fun in an interview? I don't see why you can't try...


    I'm not sure if I'll have internet while I'm there, so this might be my last post until Tuesday night or Wednesday. Of course, considering my goal this month, that would mean I'll have to make up those posts.

    Thanks so much for praying for/with me.

    By the way, the pic of Cool Cat was an attempt at bribing you into praying for me. Did it work...
  • 1 comment:

    Julie Hibbard said...

    Oh, it worked alright...
    praying for you right now, Josh. Thinking of you...hoping the best for you!! Can't wait to hear how it goes!

    Rest, relax and BE the Josh Treece that we all know and love.
    Be calm. Breathe. Be calm. Breathe.
    BE that cool cat!
    :)