A Personal Note

It has been a while since I have posted anything on this blog about my career search. I decided it was time to take an opportunity to give a brief update to my readers and attach a personal note.

I wish I had positive news on the career search. Unfortunately, I can’t say that I have much to report. I have been working part-time since November, and I’m happy to have the work. I continue to search for a permanent, full-time career. The search has definitely taken longer than I had hoped or expected, but I’m still confident that there is something out there for me.

Now, for the personal  note. Things have been very, very tough for me and my family over the past few months. It has now been over 5 months since I left my previous employer. I was confident at that time I was making the right decision, and I still stand by that. Although it has been, and continues to be, difficult, I do believe leaving the undesirable situation I was in was a good idea. Unfortunately, my decision has negatively affected my family and our finances. Although I am working part-time, and Jacinda continues to work, we still struggle with covering monthly expenses. Right now our primary goal is to keep our home, but that’s not looking great at the moment. I realize I am making myself vulnerable by posting this, but I just felt the need to get everything out. My prayer is that something positive will happen for us very soon.

I began this process with a step in faith, and I continue to walk in faith. I firmly believe that God has plans for me. I just wish He would reveal His plans to me and hurry. Waiting is very hard. I’ve learned more than I had ever hoped to learn about patience. I must confess that there have been times throughout this journey when I have questioned God and even doubted He cared. Fortunately those were short-lived incidents. Even through the times of doubt my faith remains strong. If anything, it is even stronger and deeper than when I began this trial. I started the journey in faith, and I will finish it in faith.

With all that said, I would like to ask a favor. Well, really a couple of favors. First, will you please keep me in mind if you hear about any jobs? I’m open to just about anything at this point that will provide much-needed income. Also, would you please pray for me and my family? Please pray for God’s provision to meet our financial needs, peace in the midst of this storm, for Him to reveal His plan to me, and for Him to lead me (hopefully very, very soon) to the career He has planned for me.

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One thought on “A Personal Note

  1. I am really sorry to hear this, Mike. I fell victim to downsizing for the second time in two years last week, so I am well aware of how scary this is. It took me almost nine months to find a job before, and don’t have near that long in me (more specifically my bank account) this time. All that to say, just know that I understand.

    I pray for you as often as I see you tweet, so tweet often! 🙂

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