The Job Hunt Continues

Hello readers. I hope every one of you is doing well today. Today I wanted to do a little bit more personal post than usual. I hope you don’t mind.

Currently, I am unemployed. Today is January 27,2010. I have been unemployed since December 3, 2009. There are several feelings that come to mind when I think about this period of my life. Most of these feelings aren’t the best in the world. On the bright side, there are several things that may not have happened during this period if I was employed.

The feelings that come to mind when I think of myself as unemployed are those like I said, not the best in the world. They mostly those that would fit in the category of depression (ie. failure, disappointment, not being able to provide for my wife and I, etc..).

I have searched for jobs in my area in fields I have experience in, and well nothing. I have had a couple of interviews, even ones with second and third interviews for the same position, but still nothing. I recently completed my college education, and that isn’t even helping me out.

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On the bright side of things, I have done some things in this amount of time that I probably wouldn’t have done, or wouldn’t have been able to do much of.

I started this blog. Yeah, I have blogged before, but not to this extent, and not with this much passion to do so.

I have read a book all the way through. This hasn’t happened in a long time.

I have grown closer to God.

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So, I continue to look for a job. Prayers are much-needed. I know that God will put me where I need to go, but honestly, I wish He would do it a little bit quicker.

Until next time readers, God Bless!

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9 thoughts on “The Job Hunt Continues

  1. Brother, I know it must be frustrating and depressing. I have a friend in San Antonio who has been looking for a good job for over a year. He works as much as he can at Dominoes Pizza, but worries about being able to provide adequately for his family. They just had a new baby in addition to two elementary age children. It is difficult.

    I say all that to say you’re not alone. But…more importantly, I will pray for you. I pray that God opens the right door at the right time. Seeking Him will lead you in the right direction, I’m sure of it.

  2. Don’t forget that God is always with us. Strangely, I feel that I have grown closer to God because of my time job hunting. I’ve been on the job hunt since I graduated in May of 09 (luckily I’m surviving thanks to a contract job that recently ended) but I know that we will all have the right job come to us at the right time. Stick with it and let me know if you hear any good news!

  3. I am right there with you, I am a young adult pastor or was until this past Sunday when the church had their budget meeting and voted to terminate my job. I knew about the possibility about a mouth ago. However, it still doesn’t prepare you for the finial blow of being let go.

    I will pray that you find the right job soon and I ask that you would do the same for me. People keep telling me that the Lord has something out there better for me and I know this is true; I just wish it would come quick!

  4. I’ve been self-employed for the last 10 years depending on God’s provision and watching Him come through consistently. I have never lacked work more than a week and have rarely been able to go more than a couple of days without something coming through—even if it’s just enough to buy food or get a tank of gas.

    This I know by experience, depending on God may not mean a steady paycheck but He never fails to come through with help if we keep our hearts open and our heads clear with faith. This is no pie in the sky spiritual wishful thinking but a tried and true everyday experience for me. I sometimes don’t know from week to week where I’ll be working or even if.

    My rules of faith are these

    1) try every door available
    2) ask around your community if there’s work within your chosen field you can do
    3) pray in faith for God’s provision then look for opportunities
    4) Being in the the center of God’s will always equals being in the right place at the right time for the right opportunity
    5) believe God wants to supply my needs and act on it
    6) discouragement will come but I talk to God about it and it goes away
    7) Sometimes God provides unorthodox opportunities in the most profound ways that without my spiritual eyes open I might never have noticed before

    I’m no spiritual giant but just an ordinary dude that serves God through construction and music, but you can ask anyone in my close circle and they will tell you God provides for me. He will for you as well, just don’t set your heart on one way of Him providing for you.

  5. I don’t do the whole prayer thing for several reasons, starting with the fact that with an omniscient god intercessory prayer cannot work, but that said… I do wish you good luck on your job hunt! I know it’s a pain to be unemployed. I hope it works out well for you. 🙂

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