Saturday, November 15, 2008

God's Timing

I have been so frustrated the past two weeks. A potential employer informed that I’m one of the top two candidates (which I’ve heard more than once before – big whoop!) and then two weeks went by without an answer.

I decided that it was out of my hands. I gave it to God. Clearly I am as qualified as I need to be. I’m in the top two. Not much I can do beyond that.

Dear Lord, You know that I just want to find work that satisfies me. Work that I can do well, to satisfy my employer. If I can make a difference in the lives of others so much the better, but I’m not pushing my luck. God, only You know if this is the right job for me. Since it appears to be such a tight race, I trust that that the outcome will be Your Will.

While awaiting the answer, my unemployment benefits ran out. I can’t complain, because they were supposed to run out two months ago, and I got an extension. Yay me.

Every time my phone rang this week, I prepared to hear whether or not I got the job. Instead I got many other calls. The landline that only rang with messages from the presidential campaign for the past 4 months has been ringing off the hook! (so to speak – it’s a base these days.) No one calls me on that line.

So when the phone rang at the stroke of 5:00pm on Friday I was nonchalant.

It was the call I’ve been waiting for.

Guess who was offered a job???!!?!?!?!?!?

Whoo hoo.

For the rest of the evening I’ve been in an odd state of confusion.
After 14 months of worry and stress over looking for jobs to apply to I can’t shake the feeling of dread. Then I remind myself… I have a job. I can stop looking. I’m going to have an income!

Yeah, and the fact that my unemployment benefits just ran out, and I just broke up with Mr. Burns… God’s timing. Totally. Don’t you think?


Karen said...

Congrats on the job and woo hoo for God's timing. (I'm so glad he doesn't leave it up to MY timing. I'm not so good at it!)

tootie said...

Congrats on the new job! That's awesome!

Yvonne said...

God's timing is always right on target - Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you!

Anonymous said...

yay Yay YAY!!!! Congratulations! Wow that is so great. I am so impressed with how you seem to be handling everything you are going through. Good for you to get a job especially in these hard times!

Best wishes,
-happy woman

Krissie said...

Oh, I'm so excited and relieved for you! Yeah God! Yeah you, for trusting Him!

Jada said...

Congrats on the new job! That's wonderful news, indeed.

I left a short comment the other day about your post at Shannon's. Last night at my sister's 40th birthday party, one of her friends asked, "Are you going to have kids?" Most everyone had stopped asking me that! She did I think I was married.

Anonymous said...

Yaaaa! God's timing is perfect, but dang if He doesn't wait until the last second.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations, TRS! That is God's timing for sure. I came to visit after reading your Rocks article and have been catching up with your posts. I'm so pleased for you.

Shan said...

Wonderful news GF!! I know we're not gf's but I got caught up in the moment. :) Best wishes on the new job!
I have a friend a little like you who needs a great job and Godly man as well.

a less famous Shannon

auntie said...

congratulations! before you know it, you'll be complaining about having to go to work - but what a great complaint to have, huh?

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I just came over from Rocks in my Dryer after reading your post. I so appreciate your strong and yet gracious words! I was the last of my friends to "find love" and though I am no longer single, there is a part of me that still stings because of how poorly I was treated, as if I was a pariah. Wish I had had your post to wave in people's faces! I still can't really be open and honest with some of my "friends" who made rude or thoughtless comments to me about my single nature. Blah! Anyway, thank you again for the thoughts you shared.

So glad to see, too, that you got some good job news! Congratulations!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

P.S. Just added you to my Google Reader so I can keep up with your happenings!

erinannie said...

Couldn't be happier for you!!
A few weeks ago I told you I'd send you a talk (sermon) that was given at my church recently. Here's the link. I think you'll enjoy it.,5232,23-1-947-9,00.html

k said...

yay! congrats! i still hope you are going to have time to focus on your photography too!

Anonymous said...

Congradulations on your job, my friend sent me the link to your blog, it is hard to find single blogs who struggle daily and put God first in thier lives and hand it all to him.
Thank-you to my friend for giving me your blog and Congradulations, it was God that did that.

Anth said...

Oh I'm so glad!!!! I've been praying for you. :) Congratulations!

Blue Castle said...

Congratulations! You've had quite the week with being featured over at Rocks In My Dryer, and now a new job! Yeah!

Tonyia said...

Congratualtions, that is awesome!!!