Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Prayers Needed, Please

So, I've been a college graduate for a few months now and I still have no job. What's the deal? I'm getting married in four months, and would be nice to have a job. The thing is, there are just no jobs in Lubbock, unless I want to work retail or be a waitress.

I would prefer not to do those things, but I'm getting desperate.

Robert and I are taking a pre-marital class at church, and we had to take the Meyers-Briggs test. Apparently we have the exact same personalities -- something known as INFP. I stands for Introverted, obviously. Like, seriously on the introverted side. N stands for intuitive, as opposed to sensory. F stands for feeler, instead of a thinker. Basically, we both think about how our decisions will affect others instead of ourselves. We tend to empathize, and not analyze. The last one stands for organization, and we are not at all organized. According to several leaders in this subject, INFP's are known as The Dreamers. WE have big dreams, but it takes us a while to reach them. According to the results, I'm more likely to get a job involving writing, editing, English teacher, something in the ministry, etc.

See, the thing is, I want to do all these things. I want a way to incorporate all these into one job.

So, that's my goal. To become an English writing editing ministry teacher. Yeah, that's easy, right? I've applied for a few jobs, but nothing has opened up. The job I really want is as a librarian in the Texas Tech library, but you have to have at least three years experience. I just found out they won't even look at you if you have no experience what so ever. Lame. I wouldn't mind working in an office for awhile, but, again, one needs three to five years experience to get the job. So, my question is where are the jobs that enable me to get this experience? I've worked in a pet store, church nursery, and a music studio. None of these jobs gave me the experience that the real world requires.I've recently decided to turn my worries into prayers.

By doing so, I have faith that God is hearing about my worries (even though He already knows) and there is less to be stressed about. So, I'm needing prayer and guidance from all of you. All of you.

What should I do? Should I continue to remain unemployed, hoping and praying that right job comes along? Should I work at Toys R Us for $8.00 an hour? Should I be a waitress? I mean, I do have a college degree. That's something, right? Well, apparently, in todays economy, it's doesn't mean a thing.

Now, more than ever, I'm learning to lean on God and listen wholeheartedly as to what He is trying to say. I'm all ears, God. I submit myself to you, and remain in your presence. Tell me what to do. Give me the guidance I so desperately need right now.


Anonymous said...

I feel your pain. I think that college studebts, and even professors, think that a degree=job. It doesn't. I mean, it does one day...but looking for a job is not easy...and it is exhausting. You will find something. I will send a shout up to The Big Nan for you. (And if your first job is not your dream job, just know that it is part of the journey to GREATNESS!!)


Dad said...

Jordan.....You will find what you want if you continue to seek His will. The Biible tells us in Psalms (chapter 86 I think( "No good thing will He withold from those who walk uprightly." God also promises to give us "the desires of our heart." Hang in there girl, something good is going to happen.....

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