A couple of months ago, I mentioned in a post that my husband and I have decided it was time for me to start working again. To tell you the truth, I didn’t feel confident at all because I haven’t been working outside the home for four years. It’s not easy to compete with other applicants who are currently employed. But I pressed on and told myself that someone out there will eventually hire me.
Now there’s this company that I really wanted to get into. I applied for two positions but I only managed to rank second for the first one. I must admit that I got really sad that I didn’t get it. But I’m thankful to have friends and churchmates who encouraged me during that time.
My friend Icar of My Charmed Mom (she’s awesome; you should check out her blog!) shared one verse that really helped put things in perspective.
Proverbs 19:21 reminded me that I don’t have to worry too much and that I can trust that God’s plan for me will prevail. So I lifted all my cares to God, decided that I’ll just do my best in my applications, and let His will be done.
And now I am grateful. Because I received a job offer for the second position I applied for in that company! Yay!!! And this position is even better than the first one because aside from the higher pay, I feel that I’m a better fit for this job in terms of the tasks I need to do.
These past four months, I believe that God was showing me that I just need to learn to trust Him more and to not lean on my own understanding. And with all the blessings that came after I kept the faith in spite of difficulties, there’s a lot of things that I’m grateful for.
I’m grateful, obviously, for the new job (which gives me and my family a new steady income stream and good medical/dental/vision coverage). I’m grateful for the gift of life because my husband and I are celebrating our birthdays this month. I’m grateful for my loving husband and my sweet little boy. I’m grateful for my mom who never stopped praying for me and my family. I’m grateful for my current church here in San Jose, CA for deciding to bless my former church in the Philippines.
And I am thankful to you. Yes, you. The one reading this post. Because you keep coming back to visit my blog. I want you to know that I truly appreciate you.
And to show my gratitude and to celebrate blessings, I’m giving away $100 cash! Yay!
One lucky winner will receive $100 cash via Paypal! This giveaway is open worldwide. Ends September 21 at 11:59pm EST. To enter, use the GiveawayTools form below. Good luck!
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