Friday, July 12, 2013

God's Provision and Perfect Timing

I realize that announcing I was offered a new job is going to make me sound crazy if you read this post about my new job offer a few months ago. And then if you read this post, about why I backed out of that job last minute, you are going to think I am even crazier. Its fine, I know I am crazy, my fiance knows I am crazy, my friends know, and now you know.

Long story short, I have worked at good company doing a hard job for the past year and a half. I accepted the job knowing that the plant that I work at was facing an upcoming shutdown. I work in Human Resources for a food processing plant, and it is shutting down in December this year. There are three plants shutting down, and one new one opening that is going to out produce all three plants combined. Anyway, do the math and you know there are going to be a LOT of people out of work when we ring in the new year.

I applied for a REALLY great Human Resources job working for the State of Idaho and thought no way would I get the job, but I might as well try. Then I got called for an interview a month later, during the same week I was called for interviews for promotions at my current company. I almost turned down the interview at the State because I wanted to see how it panned out at my current company. But, thankfully I went to the interview and a few days later, I recieved a job offer. I receieved that job offer a day before the company I work for told me I was not the candidate they picked to do my job at the new plant.

For months I was living in fear and anxiety about my future. I was so worried I would be unemployed at the end of the year. Then we bought a house and I kept thinking to myself, how are we going to make the mortgage payments if I don't have a JOB? I doubted God, didn't have faith that He would provide for us, and had such an anxious heart. But God came through in such a big way. He quieted my heart and showed me again that He is worthy of my trust. Over and over again God's faithfulness has been proven to me, yet sometimes I still doubt Him. I fail Him, but His love presses into me and he shows me that He keeps His promises, He never will fail us, never will leave us, and really does know what He is doing. Wouldn't life be just a little bit easier if I trusted Him when He said He loved me and wanted good things for me?

So for real this time, I am leaving this company and moving on. I am so blessed-not only did he provide a job, it is a GREAT job doing exactly what I want to be doing in the field of HR that I am most interested in. My last day is next Friday and I start my new job Monday the 22nd.

This time, I am full of excitement, in wonder and in awe of how GOOD God is. There is no fear, doubt, or uncertainity like the last job I accepted and almost, but didn't leave for.


  1. Thank you for this post. I recently got engaged and moved to SC from NC to be closer to my fiance. I was a teacher in NC and since moving to SC I haven't been able to find another job. I spend almost all my free time worrying about why I don't have a job yet instead of trusting that God has a plan for me.

    Thanks for reminding me that He will provide and it will all be revealed in time. Congratulations on your new job!

  2. First of all, congratulations!!!! I am having a tough time finding a job and this just reminded me to rely on God and remember that He will provide for me! It's so funny how things fall together but ultimately everything works out perfectly : )

  3. God is truly amazing. He ALWAYS takes care of his own even though we don't deserve it.
    Congrats on the new job. It was just such a blessing for me to read this post.
    I have been worrying about a few things, but I am reminded that worry has no place in my life because God is my rock.

  4. Congratulations on the new job! What an exciting thing and so crazy what God has for us in our lives.