I’m part of an online PC-based Christian gaming community called ISI (Iron Sharpens Iron).
I was browsing around our forums and somebody posted this story. It is such an amazing representation of the way God can guide us in our lives if we only rely on him. I figured you guys would enjoy it. (:
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I thought I’d pass along a church friend’s account of his job search…
My friend worked for a pharmaceutical that had major cutbacks, his position being one of the cutbacks. This happened a few months back. He has been looking for work but not in a huge hurry to find a new job because of his severance package and the need to get work done around the house that had been put off for years.
Anyway recently he ended up having two job interviews… one with another pharmaceutical company that was just starting up and another with a local university. He interviewed both and talked with his wife, prayed together on which job would be right, etc. In his prayers he asked the Lord for a honorable job, one “he could be proud of doing for the rest of his career and that he would be proud to stand in front of the Lord and say he was part of”. After much prayer he and his wife decided the pharmaceutical company was the job. He had experience to help him in that work where he had no experience with the position he would be taking with the university. Matter of fact he was surprised he had made it through the interview process thus far.
Decision in hand he decided it was best that he would go to the university and talk to the man who would be hiring him. He told him he appreciated the offer but decided he would be accepting the offer from the pharmaceutical company. The man from the university said “this is an honorable job. It’s something you would be proud to stand before the Lord and say that you did.” My friend dropped his jaw and asked “what did you just say?”. He repeated it. My friend asked if he could have a couple of days before making his decision. He went out and called his wife and said, “I have to take this job”. She questioned him but after she heard what happened, she agreed. He is convinced that the Lord will help him be successful in this job. His boss is a Christian and my friend is loving what he’s doing.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.