This is a sequel of my praise item #2 in my previous blog post, when I reconcile with God to stay in my previous company and stay in the Philippines for some time until I get a "Go" signal from Him to move. And believe me, it's not that easy, especially if every cell in your body tells you to pack, leave and explore, there's nothing's wrong with that anyway. But I consistently thanked Him for His word that never fails to serve as my compass when to move and in what direction. I will never forget His word for me last February of 2011.
"Stay in this land for a while, and I will be with you and will bless you." --Genesis 26:3But you see, the "Curious Girlie" is not easily tamed down, mid of 2011 when I made attempts to apply for job locally. I was shortlisted on my first attempt but didn't made it in the final interview which was suppose to be a "formality" one. I got a job offer on my second job-hunting shot, but for some reason my schedule and the HR manager's schedule doesn't meet, for me to be able to sign the contract. T'was rescheduled three times, unbelievable! Only to be forgotten and eventually loose communication with the HR manager.
In the midst of my frustrations, I was reminded again by His promise in Genesis and settle to hold down my horses.
During the waiting time, God never fails to encourage me through His word. On the time I was struggling and skepticism tries to wear me down, He assures me that:
"I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be." --1 Kings 3:12During the time I get frustrated because things are not happening the way I want it to be, this has become my prayer:
“... Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, let it be known today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant and have done all these things at your command." --1 Kings 18:36During the time of uncertainty and disbelief, God cheer me up with:
"This is an easy thing in the eyes of the Lord..." --2 Kings 3:18November, 2011 when my scripture reading leads me to the book of Judges. The same time I've been asking God once again for direction to move from Exist or outside the country. Bringing me to the following verses in the bible:
"Then they said to him, “Please inquire of God to learn whether our journey will be successful.” The priest answered them, “Go in peace. Your journey has the Lord’s approval.” --Judges 18:5-6Hereon, I already knew that God just pressed the green button for me. That moment was ecstatic. I've been long waiting to hear these word from Him. I felt like a 6 year-old child who was given a fancy toy I've been craving for the longest time from my father.
As I write this post, I am now in Singapore, I was blessed with an exciting job and is currently working with one of the top financial companies in the country.
I was still in Manila June, 2012 when a headhunter called me up in my personal mobile phone asking if I am exploring jobs outside the country. Only to find out that he wanted me to be interviewed by their client in Singapore for a QA Analyst post. Isn't it encouraging to know that the Lord knew exactly what country I've been praying for. :)
Everything falls into places, just like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle emerging to show the full picture. I undergo series of interviews, got a job offer by July, resigned from Exist, my pass was approved by Singapore's Ministry of Manpower inspite of their more stringent standards, pass the medical examinations, process my POEA papers and flew to Singapore by August 27. Whew!
Indeed miracles do happen! But often, only those who believe can witness the miracle unfolds.
Now I understand better, that my 2011 job hunting failures are blessings in disguise after all, because if I was able to find a job then maybe I will not have the desire to find a new job by 2012. God is awesome. Right!
As I look back I can't find the right words to describe how grateful I am on how the grace of God made all things possible. How He orchestrated everything in His perfect timing and perfect will to show me that He never forgets His promises. That even though I tend to question His ways, He proved to me that He is and will always be faithful. Forever.
"The Lord blesses us not because we are good, but because He is."His favor to His children is more than what we ask, more than what we deserve. That's where GRACE comes in.
I hope this portion of my life somehow encourage you to remain trusting in God and to always seek Him for His direction. For He knows better than we do.
Let's all taste and see that the Lord is good :)