Expect the Unexpected // 期待驚喜
Natalie shares how God turned what would otherwise be a worrisome and frantic job search into a fruitful rest and an unexpected opportunity!
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)
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