Today, my husband Josh has a job interview!!! I put this out there, anxiety-ridden-and-all, to humbly ask you to pray for him, for this opportunity, and for God's will in this situation. He'll be interviewing at the Nashville Rescue Mission at 2:30pm Central Time. The position is Creative Services Manager, and it seems like an awesome fit. Not only does he fit the criteria, but it's something that he would really love to do.
Anyway - I know this is really bold to just lay out for you. In fact, I'm red in the face as I'm typing this, feeling the pressure build up as questions like "Won't this post be embarrassing if he doesn't get the job?" float around in my head. Sure. Of course. "Defeat" sucks and rejection never feels good...so, yeah, I'm running that risk. But, who am I to be embarrassed for asking for prayers? We need em, you got em, and sometimes it really IS that simple.
The thing is, when it comes to things I really want - the hardest thing about praying isn't asking for prayers - it's asking you to pray for God's will in every circumstance. It's hard for ME to pray for God's will in every circumstance. Because, even as I tack on a "...according to Your will..." at the end of my prayers, God still knows that in my heart I'm shouting "THIS IS WHAT I WANT!" So sometimes it just seems silly. But, it's not.
So, what does it even mean to pray "according to God's will". This can be a deep and sticky subject if you really dive deep. There are whole volumes of books out there that will try to knock-down-drag-out what the idiosyncrasies of what and how much God has defined in our lives already. But, I'm not going there. Not because it's not important, but because at the end of the day, if you are praying sincerely to a God who wants the best for all of us and believing that HE alone can make best of ANY situation, then I think you already have your priorities straight.
So, please and thank you, pray for God's will for Josh's interview today. We want the job. We hope for the job. We pray for the job. But, we won't be defeated if this is not the job. We rest in the assurance that God's will is for what is BEST for us, and however we can bring Him the glory and be the greatest testament to His awesomeness, then THAT is what we strive for.
Thank you, all! I have no idea how long it may be until we know something about this position...but, I will keep you all posted! I can't tell you enough how much we appreciate your prayers and look forward to celebrating God's answer to this prayer.