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Never Give Up!

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Consevative Libertarian blogger Talitha McEachin

Consevative libertarian blogger Talitha McEachin

I had been praying that I would find work to help supplement my income and I found a job, even though it wasn’t my first pick but I’m just not one to turn down any honest work – that’s not who I am, thank God. Picky workers starve. However, I had sent my resume to a company about two months ago but shortly after they put a freeze on hiring, so I pressed on with what I had been given.

Last Monday, one of the managers of that same company had called me & left a voicemail message asking that I come in for an interview that coming Wednesday and to call to confirm that I could make it. Well, for some odd reason, even though I use my phone everyday & check my voicemail daily, I never got the message….until last night. I had to take the battery out & when I put it back in I got an alert that I had a voicemail. I checked it & lo and behold, I listened to that message to me asking me to come in for the interview…from a week ago. I was so mad at myself, the phone, the world because I’m thinking “how could I have missed it” & the world must be against me, AND I’m trying to decide if I’ll even call them back because it’s been eight days since the message was left.

I was mad, discouraged & really self-defeated. How could I miss the call for the job which I really have wanted & had prayed for! So, I get out of my slump this morning because that’s unproductive. I prayed about it & decided to call the manager today. I explained that I had not even received his message & asked if the position had been filled, in my mind thinking that it HAD to have been filled in this economy, with Georgia’s unemployment rate being so high – no way could someone NOT have been hired.

Well, it had NOT been filled. The manager said that he was hoping I’d call back to confirm because I had the most experience of all of the other resumes they had received so far. He also wasn’t going to hunt me down either & had done his part by extending the interview opportunity. He had thought that I must have procured other employment or ignored the message, but didn’t have the etiquette to either call to decline or accept. He was puzzled by the disparity between the accolades received by my references & my lack of a response. They did interview others but no one really stood out yet. Four people confirmed the interview but didn’t show up. So guess where I’m going tomorrow morning? the interview bright & early – (gotta go to bed tonight, no late night Facebooking for me, writing or anything else). I don’t know if I’ll be hired, but I would not have this opportunity, had I just accepted defeat. All I needed was a chance to shine & I will. Be encouraged. Never give up/in!

“Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.” – I Cor. 9:24

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9

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Posted by on July 23, 2013 in Philosophy, Religion, Uncategorized

 

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Some Encouraging Words For You All

crossesAs with many of the posts I have written, this started off as a post update on Facebook but got longer than I felt it should be for a status update, so here I am. I tell you – God is good. Yesterday I was sad. A medical condition I have causes stiffness in my fingers & toes (mostly in the morning) among other symptoms. So each day I do stretching exercises (with just my fingers & my whole body) in the morning just so that I can type/write & I go for a walk/jog everyday now, which has been very beneficial to me. One other symptom I have is going to require an expensive, regular treatment for a while (which insurance won’t cover) and I just started thinking about everything I have gone through in my life & last night I just started feeling sorry for myself & crying. Then I remembered someone’s Facebook post from yesterday. I don’t remember who it was, but I glanced at someone’s post that read something like, “Instead of telling God how big your problems are, tell your problems how big your God is – Rev. Run”.

I wiped my tears & I told myself, “It’s going to be alright, it always is, no matter what. As long as you’re alive, it will be fine.” I prayed about everything & in doing so, I told my problems how big my God is. I also reminded myself, (as we all must do when we are feeling this way) that my situation is not the worse situation there is & there is always someone going through something far worse & always someone who has far less. With the early morning stiffness in my fingers nowadays, I do my best to make every single word that I type count. You may not always agree with those words, but understand what I go through to type them, which is why I require a modicum of respect on my threads and blogs (and for the sake of common courtesy). So today, I finally went through my mail from yesterday & my emails for my writer account & I found out that #1 I sold my first short story to a magazine, #2 two different websites want to publish articles that I wrote, #3 A local newspaper is going to run my Op-Ed piece next month and #4 I got a $38 refund from two years ago from the State of Georgia lol (It’s not a lot but understand that I expected them to send me a bill). As the saying goes, God may not come/answer when you want him to, but He is always right on time. These are just a few words of encouragement from me to you, Enjoy your Sunday everyone!

“Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up.” – Psalms 71:20

God Bless,

Talitha K. McEachin

 
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Posted by on January 6, 2013 in Religion, Uncategorized

 

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