February 12, 2011

The Light and Glory of Christ

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!

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