Secrets to Success: Tales from the Belly

by - January 25, 2011

Five months of seeking and not finding, more than sixty job applications, a dozen interviews paired with rejection letters, and I'm feeling cold and wet.

Last summer, God spoke to me about a life raft and grace, and unlike Jonah, I jumped in and volunteered for the belly of the whale. Confident it was God's will, and in my enthusiasm, I believed surrender would be easy, pleasant.

But it wasn't and isn't.

How does one sell herself? Puff herself up above others to beat them out for the coveted job in such a competitive market? How does a Christian look for a job?

I'm searching out answers over at (in)courage today. It turns out there's more to the tale God started in my heart last May about Jonah and a job. Join me there, won't you?

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  1. LOVE this post. I have never read your blog before but your words over at Incourage touched me deeply. "He has called us all to rejection and failure, to lay to rest worldly acceptance and self-worth in the belly of the whale." AMEN! Thank you for sharing.

  2. In the midst of it all, does it come from God in ways we're not looking for, not expecting? I might be able to help you position yourself for the job offer to come, to be out there with some proof, content, connections to backup a resume'. In the meantime, know that the whale upchucked Jonah eventually - and he wasn't really ready for the promise/outcomes ahead, was he?


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