Thursday, July 7, 2011

sometimes

So sometimes I feel like I'm not very good at what I do. 
Sometimes I feel like I'm not making a difference or helping anyone. 
Sometimes I feel like I would rather be doing other things than my jobs. 

Sometimes I pray and ask my Heavenly Father to help me feel validated and to know I'm doing worthwhile things, that my work is important and appreciated. 

Sometimes (almost always) I get an amazing answer to my prayer. 
Today was that answer. 

All day I've felt confident, capable, and successful as a professor and art therapist. 
Whether it's up in front of a classroom of college students or leading a therapy group with teenagers, I've felt heard, understood, and grateful. 

I just know today was a loving Heavenly Father's way of reminding me that "Yup, you're doing great things, Sam. Keep going."

Sometimes I need that little push forward.  

23 comments:

Cindy said...

I'm glad He gave you that push, that little answer.

You are making a difference and you're affecting lives everyday. Your part matters so much (esp as an educator!) so remember you are a gift...a smartypants gift :P that is doing good things. :)

Whitney said...

i have felt the same way and still feel the same way. i still haven't got my answer to the prayer. i'm working in the psychology/counseling/social services field, but i don't know. i'll graduate in december with my master's, so i'm hoping that we will me feel fulfilled.

Abby said...

I think you have the coolest job!

Jenna said...

Those always come at the most unexpected times for me. I love it.

You are AMAZING!

kimbirdy said...

oh that's really great! it's so hard in our profession because we always see our clients when they are facing the challenges/pain/anger/etc., and we don't get to see how helpful our sessions are in their lives outside our sessions. but i've no doubt you are doing great work for your clients and students. how can a compassionate, creative, beautiful soul like yours not?

Caitlin said...

Good for you! I think it's normal to feel inadequate some days - if you didn't have those moments of inadequacy you wouldn't push yourself to grow. <3

The Beetle Shack said...

oh man, i feel that! Daily prayers for me.... God give me patience, God give me kindness........... PLEASE!!!!

xo em

Alisha said...

It's in those times of distress when our Heavenly Father wants us to call on him and ask for help. He promised he'd never put on us more than we can bare, and if we just ask Him, he will always provide!

Such a sweet and honest post, Sam. Love it.

Amanda said...

I love that you were comforted and validated Sam. Sometimes it feels like you are unsure but just know You are NOT alone!!! I feel this way so often! For me, it's hearing 12 little preschoolers shout "Good Morning, Miss Amanda" every morning. :)

luckisallugot said...

I'm getting my master's in social work right now and I have those same thoughts as you about whether or not I'm good at this, or if I'm making a difference. I still feel really unsure, but reading this post gave me a bit of hope. I'm glad that you got your answer today :)

Anna said...

I love how He does that for us. It's like he is reminding us that, "yes I see you and am pleased." He is so great.

Swirls of Happy said...

Love this post. So heartfelt. I loved what Alisha wrote too..those words are so comforting to know. XO

Janette said...

Exactly why we need prayer in every day life. So glad that you got an amazing answer!! love your blog

L!$@ said...

We all need that little push sometimes. Glad you got what you needed.

christine donee said...

sometimes a little push is all you need ;)

Katie said...

have you been reading my mind?!?! This is exactly how I've been feeling and praying!

Anna said...

This is wonderful.

So glad you commented on my blog so I could be led to yours... LOVE it!! xoxo

Ana* said...

I love your blog's new look :)

Annie said...

We all need that friendly reminder sometimes. In the world today it's so easy to feel inadequate. But whenever we need to be reminded of who we are we can just ask and Heavenly Father is there to tell us we are his children. and that is more than enough. :)

Jess said...

the power of prayer is AMAZING! xoxo

Elle and Jared said...

i think it's always comforting to see that amazing people like you even feel this way sometimes. total affirmation that it is the adversary and not heavenly father.

Ashley said...

I'm feeling hopeless today, and this just uplifted me. Thank you. Also, I love your outfit.
Ashley - ourbklyn.com

mathistown said...

I've been so bad about commenting on your blog since I wrote you that email, AND somehow I've never had the chance to say hi at church. What gives?? I'll do better.

Anyway, loved this post!