God is so amazing. I know you already knew that, but sometimes when you can see Him move in your life (at least me), you feel special and loved. Not that I don't feel loved by God, that isn't what I'm saying. Ok, this is coming out wrong. I just want to give glory to my God for the great thing He has done in my life!!!
Onto my adventure. Well, I have turned in my resignation at my current employer and am embarking on a new adventure. One that is very unfamiliar and outside of my comfort zone but God opened the door and I am happily walking thorough it with the confidence that if He knows I can do this then I can. I can do all things through Christ!!
Here is the story: On Monday I applied for an Admin. Asst. job I saw online. By the end of the day I received an email back stating there would be two interview times the next day. That was quick and it kinda made me nervous cause in my current job, the end of the month is the busiest and the date was June 30th. Thanks to God, it was no problem to duck out for a couple of hours and attend the 10 am session. It was a group interview with eight women including myself. Now, I've never been in a group interview before so I wasn't sure what to expect. The employer apologized for the group setting but explained that over 200 people applied for the job and since he needed someone soon, this was the easiest way he could see to weed people out. I can totally understand!
So the process took one hour of talking around a conference table and ended with a tour of the campus. The interview was enlightening, for me at least. I went into it thinking that I would love to have a job where I could multi-task and keep myself busy and walked out thinking this could be the kind of job that would make me feel as though I am helping the community and not just get a paycheck. It opened my eyes to see other opportunities for this fulfillment. I always figured I would have to work in a ministry setting or a church to feel as though my job was helping someone other than myself. Even with this revelation, I wasn't sure what the outcome would be. I felt there were women in the room that were more qualified and some that were less qualified. No one else had experience in the same industry as me.
I returned to work and received another email before the 3pm interview session. It said that I had made it to the next level and that he would like me to come in for a second interview. I was very excited and replied with a convenient time but also said that if that didn't work for him, then I could be flexible.
I left for the day and later that evening, I checked my email and had a reply from him. It stated that he wanted me to call him to have a discussion. I figured the time I gave him from the previous email was not good and we could reschedule so I told him such when I called him back. He said that was not the case and that he wanted ME for the position. Yes, you heard that right! No second interview, just come in to discuss salary and benefits and whether or not I would accept the position.
Now, this was crazy! I was in shock and really couldn't speak! When I could finally speak, all I could say was, "Thank you!" He had two GROUP interview sessions with who knows how many people and with NO second individual interviews he picked ME! Now, if that isn't God, I don't know what you would call it!
I went back to see him on Wednesday evening and accepted the position. I did ask him how many attended the 3 pm session and he told me 15. So out of 23 people, he picked ME. Yes, I think I am still in shock and am so thankful to God for giving me this opportunity! I will be embarking on a new adventure into uncharted territory for me, but I am confident and excited. I will start on Monday, July 13th.