Expect the Unexpected // 期待驚喜

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Natalie shares how God turned what would otherwise be a worrisome and frantic job search into a fruitful rest and an unexpected opportunity!
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分享神如何把有可能是令人擔憂和瘋狂的求職時期轉化為有益的休息和意外的機會!

God has been amazing. I left my last job at the end of March and have been enjoying His word, hosting visitors in town, and putting my time out there for other’s use. I know He always provides so I was not too concerned about savings.

By June, I was still interviewing and wondering where the next job is, but aside from being frustrated with not seeing the end of the tunnel, I just lifted the situation up to God in prayers and didn’t worry about it. I continued to do quiet time as our pastor suggested with the daily journal, made my place and time available to whoever needed it, and freelanced to write some articles while keeping an eye out for what God has planned.

Out of the blue, I got a call from a recruitment firm. They said they got my résumé from someone whose name I did not recognize. I did 3 key interviews the following 3 days, one on the phone while I was on the airport bus to go pick up my friend, and I got the job a week later! This has been an effortless process, one I did not prepare for and got. This is the second time God has done that in my life.  It made me aware that He speaks to each of His child differently but sometimes in a pattern that is only recognizable to us individually.

I see how He likes to build these testimonies in our lives and I’m excited to share this with you. I know He wants to shower everyone with favors and as another sister in my care group has said, we just need to make ourselves available to Him. Expect good things from Him!

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” (Phillipians 4:6)

神真的很奇妙。於今年三月底離開工作崗位後,我便享受著閱讀祂的話語、接待到訪的朋友以及好好運用我的時間服務別人。我知道祂會給我所需的,所以我沒有太擔心我剩餘的存款。

到了六月,我還在面試,並開始在想我下一份工作到底會是什麼。除了因看不知到何時才能找到工作,而有點挫敗感之外,我並沒有為此而擔心,因為我把整個求職情況透過禱告交托給神。我繼續依照牧師的建議,透過寫日記安靜自己,把我的空餘時間和住所供給有需要的人,並且以自由撰稿人的身份為雜誌撰寫文章。與此同時,我也靜靜地留意著,神究竟為我安排了什麼…

有一天,我無緣無故地收到獵頭公司的來電,他們說從某某介紹人手上收到我的履歷,但是我根本就不認識他們所提及的介紹人!我在接下來的三天參加了三個重點面試,其中一個是透過電話,那時我還在前往機場接機的途中呢。誰知一個星期後,我便收到消息—我被聘用了!那簡直是一個毫不費力氣的過程,我沒有為這個機會刻意準備,但卻白白得到了這份工作,這已是神第二次在我生命裡這樣作工了。這件事,讓我察覺到祂跟祂的每一個兒女都有著不同的溝通方法,有時候這溝通的模式只有我們自己能辨認。

我感覺到,祂喜歡在我們的生命裡編寫這些見證,而我很高興能在此跟你分享。我知道祂希望給予我們滿滿的祝福,就如我其中一位團契姊妹所說:「我們只需將自己供給祂所用。」期待從祂而來的好東西吧!

應當一無罣慮,只要凡事藉著禱告、祈求,和感謝,將你們所要的告訴神(腓立比書4:6)

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