I’ve been on the job hunt for awhile now and last week, I came upon the perfect job. It was great pay, great opportunity, and if that wasn’t enough it seemed fun and exciting. I wanted it badly. I aggressively pursued this job meaning I called several times, emailed my resume and called again until I got an interview, and prayed diligently.
The first interview went great. They said they would call me that evening IF I was chosen for the 2nd interview. I spent much of the rest of the day praying, no, pleading that the Lord would put it into their hearts to call me. I thought of all the things I could get with my huge paycheck, the bills I’d pay down, and a bunch of extras. So…..
They called and I was ecstatic! I thanked the Lord for His generosity. So I went on the ‘interview’ which was really working ‘in the field’ for a day and it was just awful! Without getting into details, the job was short of slave labor for very little pay and no benefits. They grossly misrepresented themselves in the ad and the first interview and then expected me to be excited about it. My high hopes were dashed! I came down off of my ‘high’ with lightening speed and was a little more than miffed! They wanted me to interview for the 3rd and final time before hiring me but I promptly declined.
So later I was thinking about the events and I thanked the Lord for showing me that this job was not for me. So that’s when it hit me….if I didn’t get the call for the 2nd interview, I would have played the “if” game. I would have thought IF they would have called me, my life would have been different. IF they called me I’d have a brighter future and so on. I would have thought that the Lord, for whatever reason, did not want me to have this excess of money because it would corrupt me so He wanted to keep me in check. I would have been upset and always wondering ‘what if’.
He didn’t have to grant me a 2nd interview. He could have let me go on believing that I missed an opportunity of a lifetime and play that ‘what if’ game over and over in my head. But the Lord didn’t leave me hanging. He allowed me to get the call, go through a grueling day, and see for myself that I wasn’t missing anything. He didn’t owe me an explanation yet He chose to give me one in spite of my foolishness. He cared enough about me to let me know the truth and then put my mind at rest. Praise Jesus!!!
Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Words I plan to live by.