Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Can't find a job or can't find the perfect job?
Tonight, I went out to dinner. I noticed that the young server was energetic and polite, I guess he was in his early 20's probably a student. I don't know why people open up and tell me the things they do but after taking my order, he told me what a long week he had had. We talked about the heat and how fortunate we both were that we didn't work outside. That's when he told me that he was a full time student, a junior in college, the restaurant was just one of his jobs, he also worked at a local grocery store. He had also cleaned out the gutters on his parents home this week.
After he walked away, I began to wonder, are unemployment rates so high because jobs aren't available or are unemployment rates so high because people can't find their perfect job?
The story doesn't end there. After leaving the restaurant, I needed to make a pit stop at the local grocery store where he said he worked and as I was walking in, I observed a man, possibly 45 years old, carrying an apron walking inside to go to work. He was dressed as if he had just left one job and was going to another.
The answer to my question was right before my eyes. Sometimes what we pray for doesn't come in the packaging that we expect, but if we are faithful, eventually our prayers will be answered in God's perfect timing. Life is not easy, no one ever said it would be, but dreams are attainable if we only seek to achieve them without believing what the mass media proclaims.
Times are tough and I ask each of you, are you getting tough with the times or are you succumbing to the drones that are feeding you the negative? Be strong, keep the faith, keep up the fight, things may get worse before they get better, but they have to get better, it's just a matter of time. VN8