I wanted to talk about the blessings I received from the Sacred Heart Enthronement during my recent job search.
My wife and I had our Enthronement in 2013 and have done various Renewals, most recently in November, 2018.
The 5th Promise is “I will bestow abundant blessings upon all their undertakings.” I sometimes think this is the greatest promise of all the twelve promises. Just think…God will give blessings on all you do, but not just blessings, abundant blessings. I’m thinking of 6 stone water jars at the Cana wedding. I heard that one stone water jar held 30 gallons of water. Imagine 180 gallons of wine for a wedding celebration. Over 900 bottles of wine! That’s what I call abundant blessings.
On December 12, 2018 I was told my job was going away on December 31, 2018. It completely took me by surprise. I was told I would get one month severance after 13 years of service at my company.
The first grace I received was not to be bitter or angry with the fact that I was losing my job. I’ve gone to workshops attended by people in the job market. In one presentation, the presenter spent two slides talking about not being angry with your former employer. (The majority of attendees had been let go by employers.) This was a feeling that many of the attendees were struggling with. But for me, I saw it as one chapter of my life closing and another opening. I didn’t feel any animosity at all.
After my job search, I received an offer on February 8, 2019 and started my new job on February 25, 2019. The success of my job search is really attributable to the Sacred Heart Enthronement. I had heard of people being out of work seven months, eight months. For me to be offered a job essentially when my severance ran out is amazing.
God prepared me. When my job was presented to me, I was ready. Each interview I had was practicing for the final interview. I had a few interviews with Skype. It is a totally different process than I had ever done and a different type of connection talking to a person thru the computer. Then, when I had the interview for the job I got, the interview was with….Skype. How funny!
In the interview for the job I got, the interviewers seemed more interested in telling me about the job than in grilling me about myself. One of my friends told me that sometimes God does all the work and all you have to do is show up. It really seemed that way.
As I look at the aspects of my job search, I see the mistakes I made. It’s almost as if I got the job in spite of the things I did in my search, not because of them. My resume was not in the format that is commonly recommended. It was 3 pages long, (which it should never be), rather than the recommended 2. The bullet points on my resume were not hanging indented. My LinkedIn page didn’t have a customized background. The list goes on. Even though I did things against these common knowledge job search tactics, I was able to find a job.
All due to the Sacred Heart Enthronement.