My first job is still my current job. After I graduated from college, I immediately looked for a job that suited my degree. And gratefully, God gave me the best job. I can’t believe that I’ll be turning 7 years in the company this August. I remembered I was about to give up when I thought that nothing great was going to happen in my career. Then, all of a sudden, opportunities came, just at the right time. Talking about God’s timing. 🙂
There are times that I would think about trying other companies and seeking better opportunities but I really never do anything about it. I never submitted any resumes or even deliberately look for jobs. Those were just spur of the moments. But not until I got back from Canada. I was opened to a lot of options. And my desire to work abroad grew. Actually, I got a change of heart because I never wanted to work abroad before.
But right now, I’m not yet sure if this is what God wants for me. It would take a lot to actually leave my current job because I still enjoy what I do and now having the chance to really mentor a team, it would also be a lost privilege for me. When there was a door for me to go back to Canada, I wanted to take control and push it. But I didn’t. I trusted God. Because I believe that no one could ever hinder His plans. It was a great opportunity but God knows what’s really best for me.
Just this week, I posted my updated resume to job sites and I received some responses through email and even got a phone call. I wasn’t expecting any of it. And I actually felt scared. I’m not sure if I would even be qualified or if I’ll even pass the interviews. It was the same feeling when I was looking for a job for the first time. I’m not even sure if it’s even the right thing to do for now.
I was very much encouraged with the message today. Practicing God’s presence. This is what I really need to do more than anything else. To be able to hear God clearly and know His will for me, I need to be in His presence constantly. I got so focused thinking what are the next steps I need to do instead of focusing on God. More than anything else, I need to understand the heart of God for my career. Why, what and where? And make it the desire of my heart as well.
Knowing that God will never leave me no matter what, I just have to wait and be still.