Friday, March 01, 2013

Friday, March 01, 2013


Old Testament: Jeremiah 5:1-9
Morning Psalms: Psalms 69
New Testament: Romans 2:25-3:18
Gospel: John 5:30-47
Evening Psalms: Psalms 73


If I give witness about myself, it doesn’t count. There is someone
else who gives witness in my favor. And I know that
his witness about me counts.”
(John 5:31-32)

I have a confession that may surprise you. I’m an introvert. This basically means my energy tends to expand through reflection and dwindle during interaction. I tend to take pleasure in solitary activities such as reading, meditation, and exercise. It’s not that I don’t like people; I just get drained in my interactions rather than energized.

So how I landed in a career that requires constant interaction with people (I’m a recruiter) is a mystery. Based on my personality, I should have been a software engineer, happily sitting at a desk knocking out code. Instead, I spend every day speaking to people and working with them to identify new careers or roles for them at my company. It’s exhausting. It’s a job made for extroverts, not introverted me.

And yet, God had other plans. Sometimes the things we’re called to do don’t necessarily seem right for who we think we are or what we’re supposed to be doing. But by putting a little trust in God, it goes a long way to seeing the rewards for taking the right, albeit different, path for our talents and abilities.

I’m glad I heard the calling. My career “choice” is validated by the countless “thank you” emails I get every week from people that found new roles and from those that were just grateful to have a trusting ear to listen to them. I love my job, and my hope is that others will find the same joy on their journey, wherever it may lead. For me, all it took was a little trust in God.

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