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A New Job

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Submitted by Janet Dixon

My husband was in the military and when he got “orders” for a permanent change of station, that meant packing up and moving with him. We moved to this city and I submitted my paperwork to a Civilian Personnel Office for a job.

Waiting to hear from the personnel office turned into weeks, weeks into months, and months into years. Finally after about two years, I was really beginning to get frustrated (trying to be patient). So I decided to give the personnel office a visit.

Upon visiting with the personnel clerk, I discovered that my name had been submitted for (now get this) 105 jobs over the last two years. I couldn’t believe it! I’ve heard of the saying “It’s not what you know, but who you know”, but this was ridiculous. Not only had I been considered for 105 jobs, but not once had I been interviewed.

I made up in my mind that I was going to have to talk to my “Father in Heaven” about this. For I said if it’s true about not what you know, but who you know, then I know God and I’m putting my “Father” on this right now.

After the personnel office closed the following day, I went out to the Civilian Personnel Office and laid my hands on the building and prayed that the Lord would touch the minds of the people that were in charge of hiring and that they would select me for the right job.

After praying and activating my faith, I LEFT IT ALONE and went to school to learn another trade. Now mind you this was the latter part of August. One day in October when I got home from school, there was a message on my answering machine for me to call the Personnel Office. I called the next day and they had a job offer for me! This was during the time that there was a “freeze” on hiring for an indefinite period of time.

The clerk said, “We would like to offer you a job, and it’s a part-time … Oh, wait a minute, this is strange… it is a full-time position … We haven’t seen one of these in a looong time!” And she went on to say “The hours are from … Um, this is strange also, the hours are from 8 p.m. – 4 a.m. This is all so very strange for a permanent full-time position to come thru here at this time and for the hours to be as they are.”

I thought to myself that is strange to her, but not to me for I know the Power of God! I truly knew tht God had seen my faith and my patience and had rewarded me for that. You see, I was able to go to school during the day from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and work at night from 8 p.m. – 4 a.m. Not only that, but when we were not busy on my job at night, I was able to study for tests and do homework. When we finished early (God made sure that we finished early almost every night), I was able to leave and get more rest before having to go to school the next day.

God is an AWESOME GOD AND DESERVES ALL THE PRAISE AND GLORY. His word declares “If you have faith that of a mustard seed, you can say to that mountain “Move” and it shall be cast out of your way.” So be encouraged and know WHAT GOD HAS FOR YOU IS FOR YOU.

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  • Cora

    Thanks for the positive encouragement. I’m currently a Contractor working for the Air Force and I have applied for numerous Civil Service positions for over a year now. You see, I’m trying to relocate back to Hawaii. I got a notice of results for a job at Hickam and then I thought I got it. After much prayer I received an e-mail today from them stating I didn’t meet the minimum qualifications. But I was preparing myself even if they say no. And so thanks for your post.

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