I have been looking for a new job for almost 3 years and while in my career field there are always jobs available and the process takes several months anytime and I was looking for a position in a very specific area and there were none in this area. What have been available have then had changes within the organization so that the jobs were filled by others with the same company, but different clinics that have been sold to other organizations or the people wished to move to the area in which I have been looking but regardless of why, the jobs have not panned out as expected and I have not obtained employment in the desired area yet. At this point I have been dealing with a different organization for almost a year and a half and now I have a tentative offer with good pay, actually great pay, good hours, awesome benefits, but, the timing may not be optimal for this location. If I accept it now, it will still take 3-4 months before I would actually start so perhaps the timing will end up better at that time. I have two other facilities that are expressing a lot of interest but I am about 3 or more months further behind in the process at the other places so I would be looking at 6 months or more before I would start at either of these locations. I have had some other positions over the last 2-3 years that I learned about just a little too late as they were already filled before I heard about them or like the one I mentioned, were filled from other clinics within the same organization.
Due to the behavior of some I am concerned that they would want to cause me problems and any gossiping, negative comment or spreading untrue rumors would cause significant difficulties for me. I have nothing but the love of Christ for those involved and have forgiven the maltreatment including blatant lies, unfounded accusations, threats, distortion of facts and words and other unkind treatment directed towards me. I have no ill will for anyone. I hope that any that feel that I have slighted them in any way, whether great or small, find it in their hearts to forgive me also as forgiveness from God through Christ is what makes our salvation possible.
27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.
29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also.
30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.
31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
32 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.
33 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.
34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
So, I will give the situation up to the Lord. I will trust in God and try my best to be sensitive to His guidance. If it is right, I will move forward with that job but if not, I will continue my search as He leads me.
My heavenly Father, I thank You for my many blessings; the forgiveness and salvation I have through Your Son Jesus. I ask that You work in me to have the heart and mind of Christ that I may continue to have His love for others and forgive without reservation. I ask that You give me guidance on the position that is currently being considered and that if it is of You, that all be right with the final details, but also that if it is not of You that I sense that, regardless of the attractiveness of the offer I know if it is not of You and that I wait for the job You want me to have rather than one that would not best help me serve You.
In Jesus name I ask these things and that You pour Your Holy Spirit out upon me as I deal with these issues and other in my life. I praise Your Holy Name and ask that loved ones come to know You and that You help me know You and serve You better.
Thanks for stopping by and bearing with me as I am thinking about things that are up in the air, possible complications and all the other issues, both good and bad, with which I am dealing. I ask that you take time to offer up prayers that if this be God’s will, that He smooth the path and have His hand on the process to make it smooth and that no one feels the need to persecute me and compromise my ability to do the job if it is His will that I have this particular job.