As I worked my shift, I asked the Lord what His will was for me regarding my application to Apple Computer. I felt so confident yesterday at church, and I felt like this WAS His will for me. Today, my greatest concern is whether I am jumping from one retail ship to another -- only to end up finding similar territory. I am ready to work full-time, and I want a certain kind of job -- no, I really NEED a certain kind of job. My body is not made for retail, and it is so hard on my feet and back. My needs are to work in a job where I can sit when I need to do so, but not be so tied to a chair that I cannot get up and walk around. Perhaps a 50/50 setup, that would be perfect.
The Lord and I discussed what kind of job would suit me well, and this is my list (well, His and mine):
- A job that will take me to Northbrook
- A job that will provide enough income to allow me to live there (well covered)
- A job that places me in leadership or at a manager/director level (for training in His work)
- A job that is low-key, low-stress, and generally a pleasant environment
- A job where I can sit part of the time or work from home part time
- A job working with education (training) as well as in technology (because I love it)
- A job that will offer growth potential for me as I work towards retirement age
Finding a job that will do all of these things is a big task, so big that the task can only be accomplished by God. I need Him to do this for me -- I cannot. The Lord is the One who can bring me good work, good and proper work. I am trusting in Him and I am waiting for His provision.
Is Apple Computer (retail) the right fit for me? I don't really know. I worked for Apple once before and it was really low-key, low stress. My guess is that it will accomodate a far portion of my list above -- that is IF I can get past the recruiters scrutiny about my age. I hope this is the case, I hope that I can get hired into some position that will allow me to move up and into a position of His choosing. May God open that door today -- this is my cry of help!