4 Year Work Anniversary

A little over 4 years ago I got the news that I was about to be laid off. Again. I was working for McClatchy Newspapers and was told that within 3 months we would all be let go. I went into full-blown job search mode. I started sending out resumes, I started researching was I could make money online and go into business for myself.

In the middle of all that I began praying in faith to God. My prayer was, “Father, I know you have my next job already picked out for me. Please just give me the wisdom to recognize the opportunities you present me with.”

Within a month of praying that prayer I saw job posting at a county hospital. They were looking for someone with my exact qualifications. So, on the last day the posting was open, I applied and didn’t think anything more about it. A few weeks later a followup questionnaire was emailed to me. I filled that out and sent it back and then didn’t think anything more about it. A few weeks later I was called in for a panel interview. I interviewed with them but didn’t think it went particularly good. And then didn’t think anything more about it.

Then on a Friday afternoon I was called in for a second interview with the CIO and a few other people. One woman just kept staring at me like I was crazy. I answered all their questions. I had been doing at my last job exactly what they were looking for for this job. That afternoon there was an email in my personal email box from the CIO stating “I should’t tell you this but you got the job!”

God had provided for me… YET AGAIN! My family would be taken care of by GOD! So this is more than just a job. More than just a work anniversary for me. It is the anniversary of date that God provided for my family. I had prayed in faith, and God had responded to my faith. I’ve certainly done nothing to deserve it. But I feel the need to witness what God has done for me.

So Happy Anniversary to me and thank you God!

5 thoughts on “4 Year Work Anniversary

  1. Melanie Hopkins

    Congratulations!! Maybe that woman was looking at you like you were crazy because you were spot on with your answers and she thought you were a mind reader. LOL!

    Six years and one month. It’s coming one way or another.

    I’d like to share this with James. He’s working a few different gigs right now while waiting on something with his EE applications.

  2. Melanie Hopkins

    That’s a great story! Praise and Glory to God.

    Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
    We will wait upon the Lord, we will wait upon the Lord
    Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
    We will wait upon the Lord, we will wait upon the Lord
    Our God, You reign forever
    Our hope, our Strong Deliverer
    You are the everlasting God
    The everlasting God
    You do not faint
    You won’t grow weary

  3. Cristy

    God is always faithful, we just need to remember (that’s me). He also answered another big prayer on top of this one, and that is Scotty. That month when Scott was laid off, Scotty was given notice to leave his first home away from home. Nothing is impossible with God. The arm of the Lord is not too short to save!

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