Tuesday, June 22, 2010

"You Are My Hiding Place"

Today was rough.

Work can be rough.

People can be difficult.

For about 30 seconds I had a pity party with myself, and thought about how I was SO tired of fighting for myself, all by myself. Sometimes I just want someone to stick up for me. Sometimes being single doesn't help with this battle...

But then God pretty much instantly reminded me that He was my protector.

"You are my hiding place;
you will protect me from trouble
and surround me with songs of deliverance.

-Psalm 32:7

"for he guards the course of the just
and protects the way of his faithful ones."

Proverbs 2:8

It's easy to worry about the future... what could be. It's easy to try and control things with your own two hands, and your own set of lips. It's easy to become discouraged because you feel as if the powers at be may be against you.

But today, today I felt like God really had my back. In one moment so vulnerable, and the next - covered by the shield of the Lord.

Thank you, Lord.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Job Fair

I went to my first job fair today.

Very interesting.

I wasn't looking. I was there in support of a friend, and I looked the part in my hat and jeans. Hey, it's my day off.

Thoughts that came into my mind while there...

#1 - Hey, maybe there will be cute guys here... wait, they are all unemployed. Fail.

#2 - Woa, that lady smells like alcohol. Hopefully there are liquor stores here recruiting.

#3 - I'm loving the cool dude in skinny jeans and a suit jacket trying to talk with law offices. Not. Come on! Jeans?!

#4 - Why are there 6 Aflac booths? And why are they covered in huge stuffed animal ducks? Maybe the duck thing has gone too far.

All in all it was a great experience. Of course it was a people-watching hayday, and I looove that. I was so encouraged by the people who were really trying to get a job. Times are tough right now, and these people are working hard to find work. I can appreciate that.

It's days like these that make me very thankful for the awesome and perfect fitting job that I have right now. God's hands in my life are so clear, as He has prepared me specifically to work where I do now during this transitional and changing time in my life. Very thankful for all that I have.

To all of you looking for work - be encouraged, because there seems to be a quite a few jobs out there in Orange County!!