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Points of Decision

This week had very strange phone call
From Georgia agency in scope overall
Third time asked to apply for position
But now so confused by their question

Two weeks ago I did submit application
Through recruiter by email documentation
Doubting my word there must be a mistake
Never called me after time to investigate

Another issue involved I did not have true peace
Could I have two temp positions at same place
So I contacted one of my agencies the next day
I trusted their honest answer all along the way

He misunderstood both positions were different
But his legal explanation was still very relevant
Basically said first agency has the primary rule
Involving another agency conflicts arise overall

Other factors brought me to a point of decision
To break off contact and withdraw application
Company reaction might risk my temp job there
Either position has potential for permanent hire

Another job board listed six months experience
So I may not have qualified with that variance
Same day, another call God brought my way
For full-time position I met with agency Friday

Appointment lasted over two hours with testing
Written included math, grammar, and spelling
With other areas plus five computer assessments
After long day, grateful I passed their requirements

Recruiter took time to explain the job description
It would be entry level A/P Expense Administration
Relocation company assists people across the country
After careful review, contact clients to approve or deny

Resume is under consideration for possible interview
Agency indicated more extensive testing there too
Found company website via search matches location
March job post lists 50 wpm, above my production

3-4 weeks training provided and less driving distance
But phone work involved and high deductible insurance
With potential for overtime, all are matters for prayer
God has already provided part-time temp job for me here

Agency is aware of the two weeks notice requirement
I would need should God open door for employment
God knows all the variables at risk for consideration
He will be faithful to guide me in the right direction

© Carol S. 6/9/12

NOTE: The following is an excerpt from Our Daily Bread, which I heard on BBN radio Thursday morning on my way to work at my temp position. It was a powerful, timely reminder.

I had an interview this morning (6/13) that lasted almost 2 hours, with the majority of that time for testing. I don't sense it went that well, but that is only based on other interviews I have had in the past. The next step would be a 2nd interview. Whether I advance to the next stage is in God's hands. Only He knows the future and what is best for me.

I appreciate your thoughts and prayers,

Uncontrollable Unexpected
June 7, 2012 by Bill Crowder

Our Daily Bread Radio is hosted by Les Lamborn

Read: James 4:13-17

Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.”
—James 4:15

Bible in a Year: Psalms 40-42

Life is full of surprises—some of which take life in unwelcome directions. I still remember the shockwave that hit our family several decades ago when my father lost his job through no fault of his own. With a house full of kids to feed, it was a jarring blow. But as certainly as Dad’s job loss was beyond his control and unexpected, he still knew he could trust God for his future.

As Jesus’ followers, we must recognize that there are things in life that are the “uncontrollable unexpected,” as I call them. To help us in those moments, James 4:13-15 offers this wisdom: “Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit’; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. . . . Instead you ought to say, ‘If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.’ ” The people to whom James was writing were making plans while excluding God’s prerogative to direct their lives.

Is it wrong to plan for the future? Of course not. It is unwise, however, to forget that God may allow some “uncontrollable unexpected” events as He sees fit. Ultimately, all that happens is for the best—even when it’s hard to see. We must trust Him and His plans for our future.

I know who holds the future,
And I know who holds my hand;
With God things don’t just happen—
Everything by Him is planned. —A. Smith

We may not know what the future holds, but we can trust the One who holds the future.

All copyright credits to Our Daily Bread at

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