What a journey my looking for work has been. Right from the beginning I prayed that God would lead me to the right job. I looked through classifieds for 2 hours and God stopped me when I found one that was in ministry. I really sensed that God wanted me to have a job in ministry and here was a job in ministry amongst all the other ads - Miracle #1.. I then looked at the date it was posted and I really started to wonder if I was just tired and wanted to stop or if it was God, because the date it was posted was in July. The more I prayed about it though, the more that God gave me peace.
I knew in my heart that I was supposed to apply for the job when I got back from Calgary. Other people in my life were encouraging me to apply right away but I knew in my heart I was supposed to wait so I did. I went to Calgary for a week and as soon as I got back I updated my resume and sent it in. I received an email that the job was still open - Miracle #2. The email did not sound promising though because several people had tried for the position but none were a good fit. Once again, my faith wavered as I digested the fact that I might not fit what they were looking for; however the moment I began to pray God filled me with peace.
The next day I received another email asking when I could meet for an interview - Miracle #3. My heart soared with excitement. Obviously, something in my resume had sparked interest. I tried to reach them at the given times and was unsuccessful the first day. Discouragement tried to take me over, however, as I continued to pray God once again flooded me with his peace.
I was able to reach them the next day and set up an appointment. Anyone who follows my blog knows that it was the best interview of my life - Miracle #4. The interview ended with us both going away to pray about it. Once again, I got nervous, but when I prayed about it I was soaked in peace yet again.
In my spirit I knew it would work out. Yet, there were many people in our lives that could not understand how sure I was. They kept asking if I had heard back yet. Five days after the interview I heard back. No answer was given, except that I had to meet with the senior pastor of the church. I did meet with him and it went well - Miracle #5. There was still no definitive answer yet.
My sister contacted me that night. She told me that she had been called as a job reference for me and that she knew I had the job. I checked my email and sure enough I got the job - Miracle #6. some of you might be thinking that those were not miracles but for me, miracles are those things that only God can do. Believe me I have tried to do things my own way in the past and the results are not pleasant. This time I was able to trust God completely right from the beginning and let Him work out this process His way in His timing. I am really excited and looking forward to this great opportunity that God has placed before me. Thank you for all of you who have been praying for me along the way as well!
The verse today is Hebrews 11:1 "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." This was the perfect verse for today. God was showing me that it was my faith and trust in God that carried me through this. I was at peace through the entire thing because every time I lifted it back to God, He poured His peace over me again. God has a great purpose in me being in this job and I am excited to see all that God is going to do.
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