There is this odd sensation I am feeling in the pit of my stomach. Father made me aware of the fact that what seems to be my current circumstances are in fact what is happening in the physical realm. The spiritual realm is completely different.
Freedom and Faith and the implication that freedom, comes through faith
See we sing “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Freedom” in church. We know the chains have been broken and yet day by day we buckle under the weight of our physical reality. There isn’t a day that I don’t worry about my kids, about their future. There isn’t a day that I don’t wonder what the hell I am doing.
I crave freedom, I crave rest and it doesn’t seem to sync in, that I have freedom. I have rest at my disposal and I am the one who isn’t making time to sit and quietly wait on the Lord.
Man, technology and the environment
I am in a blindly apply for anything and everything I might, almost be suitable for at the moment. So far, I haven’t been extremely successful in my “apply-left-right-and-centre” mode. This morning, however, I applied for a position as an administrator. So when I had 2 missed calls and a voice message from a random person, telling me to phone him back, without any inclination of what the call is related to, I freaked out a little.
After a nice, informal chit-chat, I realised it was the post I applied for. I read the job spec and wasn’t certain what the pay would be like, but I really liked the company. They end off their LinkedIn introduction with the words, “in order to meet the challenges arising from the interaction between man, technology and the environment.”
Now if you know me, you would know I am (1.) up for any challenge and (2.) extremely passionate about technology in relation to people. I am a firm believer that technology means nothing without people – something very few companies understand.
The reference to the environment is something that I hadn’t considered much, but today of all days, I read the below quote and it makes complete sense.
The difference between a defeated lion in a zoo and the commanding presence of one roaming in the Serengeti is its environment. Seeing a lion in the zoo is often a disappointing experience. Yet coming across one in the wild is usually a thrilling encounter. They both have the same raw power and potential, but only one can express it.
So obvious, yet something that I hadn’t consciously considered in the past.
The one thing that left me, just a little worried, was the gentleman’s indifference. He wanted to see me, right away and my week is beyond hectic. To my surprise, I had another missed call about an hour later, no voice message. I had a hunch it might be the same company based on the nature of the phone number. And it was.
Excel Test as Employment Entrance Requirements
After that I did what every sane person does when they keep missing calls, that may potentially be life-changing. I checked my emails. After I refreshed once or twice I had a mail from the very organisation, asking me to complete an attached excel test.
I was intrigued. The psychometrist in me, love assessments, even when it is presented in the form of an excel spreadsheet, that I may have needed a little bit of google assistance with. (Hey, if I did pivot tables, every day, I wouldn’t have had to. So I needed a quick refresher. Turns out it is exactly the same as the CRM reports I am building daily.)
So, all in all. I am excited. But instead of diligently preparing for the possible interview I may have tomorrow or the day after, I am blogging about it.
In saying this, I really have an expectation, that if this is meant to be, the position will be mine. I have an expectation that if God has intended this position for me, I will have the freedom to be me. With my willingness to learn and my faults.
Have I mentioned it is an international company?
God has this gentle way of forcing me to a place when I have tried every avenue and all I have left is to place my faith in Him. I know this post is premature and nothing make come from the application or the interview. But I am grateful, I am grateful that I serve a God, who is gentle. A caring God that doesn’t treat us like kids that need spoon feeding. He gives us time, He allows us to choose and His time is always right.