WOW! I feel so much better since yesterday and confronting the depression and oppression of the enemy. I suffered most of the day with a lingering back ache (still have one today, but it is getting better). My back pain is a thorn, I know this, because I have suffered with it since I was first injured in 1979. There is NO reason for me to have such severe pain -- yet, I live with chronic pain (back and neck), and now hip pain. It never really goes away, and though I have some good days, generally every day is a painful one. But that aside, I am good, and my life is very good.
Today, I worked on my resume again. I have finally found a job that would work for me. It aligns with God's will, fits both my education and my experience, and pays well. I found a sample online, and borrowed some of the phrasing (not outside the scope of my experience, just the style of writing to convey my experience -- if that makes sense?) I am pleased. I am so pleased with the result. Before today's rewrite, I felt clueless about my experience. It was a mass, a jumble of this and that, and pretty much said "Jack of all trades, master of none!" I looked unemployable because I really didn't do anything specific. Now with a keener focus, and more attention to detail, I have a resume that says: "Carol is a Marketing Communications Specialist." Yes, that is exactly what I have done for the past 12 years, and finally, I found a resume online that matched my skills and experience. I mean, this job combined all the promotions work I did for my husband's company, all the event and trade show management, as well as the print media and specialty markets along with significant website development and design. I have done all these things but before I was considering them individually instead of as a specific responsibility under one heading: Communications.
So with a better targeted resume, I feel confident again. I feel that I know what it is I need to do, and I am comfortable with my education. You see, I always thought my BA and MA were inconsistent with the Lord's plans for a PhD in Communication. Now I see how it all fits together. Most Marketing or Communications Specialists have degrees in English or Communications or Journalism. I fit in. Plus most are excellent writers (me too), and most have knowledge of graphics (me too). I really think this is my fit, my specific work, and what I am supposed to do.
So Lord, what do you think? Is there a good job waiting for me in this field? I sure do hope so, because I am fired up and ready to tackle this industry. I ask now in Jesus' Name that you will open a door for me, some company, any company that will seriously consider my resume and offer me a job interview (and job!) I know you are in control and Sovereign, and you are Master over my job and my life. Please provide a good job for me now. Thank you, Jesus! Amen, so be it, thy will be done!