"Whoever speaks, let him speak, as it were, the utterances of God; whoever serves, let him do so as by the strength which God supplies, so that in allWell, since I last posted I got a job! Woohoo!! :-D I am now a server at the Paoli Diner, and, what's even more of a blessing is that it's only a short 13 minute walk from my house. No train ticket needed! I've only put in about 4 days of work, but I'm learning fast. I still ask a million questions, but at least I know how to smile and refill someone's drink! It's nice to get to know new people. That task always comes with a challenge in my mind, especially in the workplace. I often find that rumors flow like fire, especially when there's "fresh meat" to listen to the slander someone has to say about someone else. I always try not to judge a person based on what others say about him or her and get to know them myself.
things God may be glorified through Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever." | 1 Peter 4.11 |
I've also been learning a lot about grace. Simply by saying the magic words, "This is my first week" – Boom! – Instant grace! … most of the time, anyway. Everyone seems very willing to help me learn, and I'm excited about it. I haven't ever worked in a situation like this before. Another thing that's weird about it is that they all call me Katrina. People for whom or with whom I work have not called me by Katrina since my first job at the Marina when I was like 15, I always go by Elyse. I don't know what happened, but I must have just introduced myself as Katrina, may be the owner just read my name of the W2, I don't remember. It's different, not bad, it puts me in a different mindset while I'm working. Like it feels almost too casual. Haha, who knew a name had so much power?
So, on the flipside, I want to talk about another form of service. Now, I am a double server, I am not only a waitress at a diner, but I am also (and will always be, I might add), a servant of my Lord Jesus. The two intermingle nicely. I try to remind myself consciously every day that I am not only serving customers or my coworkers, but serving Christ. On my second day I was sat with a table of 4, but 2 people hadn't arrived yet. So I got the first two their drinks and went back to the kitchen. Shortly I went back out and offered them some soup or a salad while they wait, the man got a cup of soup. Tim, my trainer that day, was impressed that I already could "sell them extra stuff like that." Haha, I just laughed, that was absolutely not my intention – the man just looked hungry! At the end there was a comment made that I need not worry about being good at this job because it seems like I really care about people and taking care of them. I hope so. It's not so hard when I have two tables, but when I had five, it was much harder. New experiences all around!
Be encouraged this week all! God's power is made perfect in our weaknesses (2 Corinthians 12.9). He will supply our strength.