The World is reeeeally Confusing…
The Job scene confuses me. You apply to similar places for weeks and dont even get as much as a ‘Sorry you’ve been unsuccessful this time’ from most of them. Then, as I have described my social life before, it’s like the buses. —> you wait all day for one to come then 4 come at once.
It really is perplexing, I mean my CV hasn’t changed, I haven’t suddenly gained a wealth of experience in any field, haven’t suddenly gained a PHD in anything, let alone get a degree in what I’m studying just now… but then today, completely out of the blue, i receive 3 separate calls all calling me in for an interview. I mean what is there today that meant I was to get called? Was it my new haircut? (a bit short, but not too bad) Was it the fact that I had pretty much given up hope of ever getting anything and had resorted to literally just clicking on anything? Or is this God just dragging me out of boredom?
I hope it’s the last one. I mean, even if ultimately nothing comes of the interviews, at least I’ll have had a new experience, been able to grow in ‘Interview Technique’ and had the opportunity to try and rely on him for something else.
And that is all i can hope to do, rely on him. I know I’m not going to get a job purely because of how good I am at stuff, I mean there are hundreds of people applying for every single role in the country and without a doubt there is going to be someone more qualified than me, who can dress smarter than me or even is just generally more suited for the job than me. So, taking God’s promise that:
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
I can be sure, that whether I do end up with a job or not that God only works things for the good of those who love him. That isn’t saying that he will give me a massive mansion, any sports car i fancy in the world and I can own my own island everywhere… no in the very next verse it says:
“For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.” Romans 8:29
It means that in everything, God works the situations so we can become more like the perfect representation of a human being: his son. Jesus. That is all I can hope for, I know that God will provide what I ‘need’ money wise, but through loving him he can make me more like Jesus… how cool is that?
Anyway that was my day. Thanks for reading… and if you get a chance please be praying for me. Not that God would provide me with a job in the next couple of day, although that would be awesome too, but that I would be able to glorify him more and become more like Jesus. Also, while reading Job the other day came across this and I hope I can start to act it out too (just after the first wave of ‘tests’ in Job’s life):
“and said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.”” Job 1:21