The Job Search

I trust God. Not in man, not in my own devices, and certainly not ‘well-meaning’ friends and family members. In the past two weeks I’ve undergone yet another major life change- I moved from the rural, quiet life in Idaho to the bustling city life in California. Not only is the landscape different; the people, culture, and climate are polar opposites as well.

I’m a ‘special admit’ student this semester at Point Loma University. This means that I’ll graduate at LeTourneau, my ‘home college’ in spring 2014, but for now I’m taking only one class and staying home to save money. I must admit though, that most of my motivation for hanging out in San Diego for a semester was enjoying my parents’ company and using the extra time to save up for what comes after the bigscarygraduation.

So here I am, two weeks in San Diego, at least 15 part time job applications, and one response later, about to go interview at a Mexican restaurant for a delivery driver position. My very first job interview in the ‘real world’ starts in T minus 38 minutes, and I would be sweating, except the air conditioning in the house is chilling.

I trust God. I’m not saying I’m going to get this job. I’m not even saying that I’ll get a job this semester like I had hoped! All I’m saying is that God is in control of my ‘crazy’ life and any job will come straight from Him.

Am I nervous? Heck yes. Am I joyful? Heck yes. Knowing that Jesus Christ is my Savior means more to me than any job offer or rejection. I’ve heard tell that when your eyes are focused heavenward, everything here on earth works itself out for His glory and our Good. I’ve seen that in my life in every situation I have ever been in. Ever. And I’m taking a psalmist’s advice and choosing to remember when God has been faithful, and through that knowing that He will be faithful in this situation, job or no job. Let’s celebrate His faithfulness with my next post: will He give me the job or provide another route?

Praise the Lord, and here I go!

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2 thoughts on “The Job Search

  1. Good luck and let me know how it goes! You are beautiful 🙂 I’m so glad that you are able to shut out the “well-meaning” advice (I’ve been there…) and focus on what doors God opens. Love you!

  2. Thanks, Deed! I love you and I’m so thankful that God gave me such a great supporter that happens to also be the very best sister in the world 🙂

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