You know how you sometimes wait and wait and wait for something to happen, you just about give up that it will happen, yet you still hope that it will happen?
Its kind of like when we were waiting to adopt a baby. We never knew when we would get that call, or if we would get the call, and after waiting month after month after month, we kind of lost faith a bit that it would happen, but then one day that call came.
Been waiting for a bit for something to happen in son's life. In fact about four years. He really hasn't had a job, an odd job here, and odd job there, since then though he has off and on diligently looked for one, filling out applications online, checking out job sites, etc.
Got interested and is still pursuing a career in financial planning and selling life insurance but it is commission based and you know how that can be in an economy such like ours. I have to say though, I wish I had taken the advice of a financial planner years ago when they were helping us to plan for retirement. If I had given up a bit then and put away more money then, retirement would be looking a lot better now. We did take the insurance because it seemed like a good thing to do with two young children. We're still alive and the kids are grown. And our retirement funds, well, let's just say I don't see retirement happening any time soon.
Anyway, I digress as I seem to do.
Been praying off and on, more on than off, for son to get some type of a consistently paying job. Was pretty much losing heart at times, wondering if it would ever happen.
I knew God heard each and every one of those prayers. Yet I just never knew why the job market wasn't opening up for son.
Granted he didn't have the best work history when he had jobs, late at times, got let go (fired) from a few, didn't have an education past high school, but surely I thought some entry position.....
Nothing. Application after application after application. Just a couple interviews that led to nothing. No calls, like I said nothing.
Little did I know that son had also been praying to God for a job. Not sure how long he was praying, but he was asking God for a particular type of job over other types of jobs. I found that out afterwards when when we started talking.
About a month ago he nonchalantly said he had an interview at a pizza place for the following day. I was surprised for he had told me had applied to several of the locations of this particular pizza place a few days before. I honestly thought nothing would come of it. He had worked in a pizza making place his first job here in Southern California when we moved back here from Montana. That was six years ago.
Imagine my surprise when he got home after the interview and said he had gotten hired. On the spot. I was like "wow, thank you God". Imagine my surprise when he said he had been praying, hoping it would be a job at a pizza place because he would rather do that than retail (nothing wrong with retail, just not up his alley) and he felt that he would be more comfortable in such a position.
He's been working as a delivery driver for about four weeks now, mainly the weekend evenings. He's been making some nice tips plus hourly wage. I think it is hilarious he delivers pizza in his Cadillac, pizza with style :)
Do I worry about him delivering? Of course, especially when he said their restaurant had gotten robbed a couple Christmases in a row and just last week another delivery driver had gotten robbed, but I'm just going to trust God. Son watches out in his surroundings. I pray before his shift, asking protection for him and all the delivery drivers and for their store. Its a step in the door. Who knows what he may do with it.
It gets better.......
After he got hired at the pizza place, the following Saturday I had some extra time so I was on Craigslist looking at this and that, would sometimes look at jobs for him and send them to him if I thought they looked interesting. I hadn't been on it for a little bit. I clicked on the job board.
There was listed a job for an auto detailer (wash/clean/wax cars). This was something I knew son would like to do because he takes pride in keeping his car up and does a great job on it. He likes cars, likes to detail them. I marked the site and two days later sent him the site after I talked to him about it.
I honestly thought he wouldn't be considered because so much time had passed. Jobs have to be acted on pretty quickly here. Very tight market as I am sure it is in the majority of the country.
He sent in his info and I didn't think he would hear anything back.
Imagine my surprise when he got called for an interview. Imagine my surprise when he got hired on the spot. For the past three weeks he's been detailing cars the likes of Mercedes, Porches, Lexuses, Bentleys, BMWs. Three days a week, 4-5 hours tops. Its a step in the door. Who knows where it might go.
Of course God does.
Two jobs, granted part-time, neither total 40 hours a week. But two jobs after literally years of nothing. And two jobs that have different time shifts, one days, one evenings. He can work both and not compromise the other.
Amazing on God's timing. I'll keep praying and trusting and trying to wait, knowing God's timing is always perfect.
Don't give up. Whatever you might be praying for, as simple as a job, as complicated as healing, don't give up. Just keep praying and keep waiting and keep trusting.
God is the God of the impossible. He is capable of doing anything he wants to do.
In his perfect timing and perfect way.
Thank you God for the work you are doing in son's life. Not only with the jobs but so much more. You know my prayer is for him to further your kingdom and be on fire for you. Help me to be patient as you continue to work wonders in his life.