Well, I had an interesting 24 hour period from Monday into Tuesday.
Last night (and that would be Monday as I write this) I got a phone call from a man to whom I haven’t spoken in about two and half years. The last time, in fact, I got him an interview with the company I where I worked as a contractor at the time. He didn’t get the job, and I didn’t talk to him afterward. I sort of forgot about him.
But he called, pretty much out of the blue. He’s a fellow Christian, albeit of a more pentecostal/charismatic bent than I, and informed me that the Lord put me on his heart when he found a job posting at the naval base where he’s been working since July of 2006. I couldn’t believe it. He asked me to meet with him and get him a copy of my resume so he could submit it.
I met with him today, and did indeed provide him with the resume he requested. But I can’t say what will come of it. I don’t know how many of the qualifications I have they want, and Lord knows, government contractor positions don’t come along often. I’m sure there will be hundreds, if not thousands, of people submitting for that job. He reminded me, repeatedly, of the stability of government work and how great that is, corporations are all going the way of the dinosaur, or whatever. Like I needed reminding.
I find it interesting, though. He said he had to search of his 300GB hard drive to find my phone number, but he did find it. He tried calling one other person, but they didn’t return his call. So, at a Denny’s of mutual convenience, he ordered Tilapia as I told him I couldn’t stay to eat because my wife and children were waiting for me to bring dinner home. He gabbed (and gabbed, and gabbed, and gabbed) about, among myriad other things, the job, and needed a pen to do it … not sure why, though. He explained the contractor/sub-contractor arrangement the hiring company has with the naval base, and then started talking about naval technology and firepower. I excused myself and left, finally.
But it’s been buzzing in my head ever since he called last night. The out-of-the-blue aspect is what intrigues me the most. He told me to pray about it. I said I would, and I will. But it was weird. Time will show, I suppose. It always does.
If you’re the praying type, please pray about this for us. And know we’re praying for you.