Monday, February 10, 2020

There's no place like Work


"Commit your work to the Lord, 
and your plans will be established.
Proverbs 16:3 (ESV)

After almost three months of search, I've been blessed with a new job. I am thankful to God for this new opportunity. The jobs I didn't land taught me a few lessons. You can read the first set here.

I also learned that God is in control. He called my family to relocate and He has an assignment for us in this wonderful place.

I have done so many job interviews that I've learned to read interviewers and a room really well. I believe that no matter what, I should do my best during an interview while trusting God's provision for me.

Sometimes, you have to knock on a door to make sure it is really closed. The second job I applied for was not my opportunity. I was okay with that answer. I knew I had prayed that God closed the doors that were clearly meant to be closed.

I was taking care of the family when I realized I was between a closed door and my next opportunity. 15 minutes passed by and I got invited to a new job interview. I promptly accepted.

The interview was that same day and it went well. Everyone was engaged, attentive and interested in what I had to say. These things are a gift when you are discerning where you should work.

A week later I was blessed with my new job which I started last month. I am very thankful to God for this amazing opportunity.

I've learned to have compassion for those looking for jobs. My family has been there, more than once. We know it is difficult and we pray fervently for those looking for their next opportunity.

I have learned to trust God to put me where He needs me. This also means that I am responsible for updating my resume and sending it out. I'm also responsible for opening my mouth and asking about jobs.

I am learning how to use my time wisely. Great opportunities come with great responsibility. I have been praying for wisdom, persistence and favor among other things.

I'm not sure if you've been where I've been. What I do know is that God is great in wisdom concerning your life. He knows your next step because He planned it. Take care of family, love your friends and rest assured that God will open doors for you too. He is faithful.


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