God's perfect timing - page 2
I am a new nurse graduate and like many others without a nursing job, up to a week ago. I continued on working with the non-medical in home care company that I worked with all through nursing school. I think my biggest fear... Read More
- 1Aug 25, '12 by whichone'spinkThank you for telling your story.I'm very glad you have told your story, because I also graduated in May and I am currently jobless. The job I was supposed to transition into on the floor I was working on as a secretary did not pan out. A series of events occurred over the past few months, and the end result is I was essentially fired. I spent the first week of August upset that I was left without a nursing job that was promised to me. It has been a month now since I was let go, and now I realize God has something better for me. It would not have worked if I still stayed at the den of vipers where I worked. I would probably be hired as a nurse and then quickly let go for any mistake that they could make up about me. That's not a good way to start my nursing career. And I think that is what God had in mind for me when my manager let me go. I don't know what's going to happen now, or when I will get my first nursing job. All I know is that I trust in the Lord, because he will provide ultimately.God bless you in your first nursing job.
- 1Sep 1, '12 by Chasity2495It is so frustrating. I cried after I wasn't offered the position on my first interview. Then my second interview I had scheduled, I prayed that if it was where God wanted me to please remove the obstacles; if not then, then close that door. I was on my way to the interview when I received a call cancelling my interview due to the unit manager not having permission for another new graduate position....Door closed! I turned around and sat in my garage and cried...again. My husband had to remind me that my prayer was answered; I got what I asked for. I started filling out applications here and there with no expectations. God carried me through nursing school...He wasn't going to leave me hanging now.
Keep your faith whichone'spink.....something will come along. It may involve leaving your comfort zone. As with me, I never considered Oncology; I wanted the ER/Trauma....and....we have to move for me to be closer rather than drive 1 1/2 hours one way.
- 1Sep 1, '12 by agrayRNThat is an amazing story. I know exactly what you mean - God has a plan for us, and everything happens in His time. You were definitely a blessing to them - it sounds like hospice nursing might be in His plan for you, too...but He obviously has something in store for you in oncology as well. I love that we can always know that we are at a place in our lives for a reason - if something seems to be taking forever to happen, like being offered a job, it means He has something far better in store for us.
I accepted a new position recently within the same company for which I am employed, and because of our current staffing situation at the office, I'm unable to transition into my new position for at least another month. Including mine and another girl's positions (we both got the same position), there will be 5 open positions at our clinic. I was really disappointed when I found out about this, but your story just reminded me that this is happening for a reason. God isn't ready for me to be finished with my current position - I must still have unfinished business there. In the meantime, He is teaching me patience, something I really need to learn. Thanks so much for sharing!
- 1Sep 4, '12 by Angel1964Yes, it is all in His timing. He has our destinations all planned out for us. You were meant to be a blessing to that couple and they also bless you in return. A very touching story. You just waited and he placed you. You have a job now in nursing.Awesome! God bless you!
- 2Sep 9, '12 by Amyshy12Admittedly, my journey since earning my Nursing license this past April, has been disheartening, discouraging, and frustrating. Each position I have applied for, and believe me when I say there are quite a few of them, has been dismissed. I am an undesirable candidate for hire because I lack experience and I lack my BSN. However, I am a hard worker. I ALWAYS give 110%, I have very strong work ethics. Qualities that, unfortunately, do not stand out on paper it seems. Being that I haven't even had a single interview, I feel as though I'm not even being given a fair chance at all. After joining allnurses.com, I have came to realize that I am anything but alone in my journey. My story is like so many others' and this is a journey down a well beaten path. Contrary to my prior beliefs, there isn't anything wrong with me!! I believe in God more than anything and am ashamed that I had let myself become so discouraged the past couple of months. I know God has something great in store for me and I just need to continue to trust in Him, as I have done so often in the past. I receive daily devotionals in my email from crosswalk.com, Wisdom Hunters, and Proverbs 31 and it has been more than obvious that because of my circumstances lately, I have been losing my spiritual edge. I am working hard to regain that edge. This past Wednesday, I applied for FAFSA. Thursday I learned that I qualified and am applying for online courses to earn my BSN starting in January. In the meantime, I will continue to put out more applications. I will continue to trust in God, and to trust in the fact that He has something great in store, not only for myself but, for the countless others going through this same difficult journey. Thank you all for sharing your encouraging stories and for sharing your experiences with all of us. Never give up hope, never give up on God no matter how bad things may seem. He never gives up on us. Let go and let God!!!
- 2Dec 23, '12 by YownyownAmen to that! ii am a believer of Lord Jesus Christ and I totally agree with you,God has a plan for us and His timing is always right. GODbless you and congrats on the new position being an oncology nurse. (that was my dream job-to be an onco nurse)
"God has perfect timing. Never early, never late. It takes a lot of patience and a lot of faith, but it's always worth the wait"
- 1Jan 19, '13 by lumbarpainI too am now in that waning spiritual fog that catches us all when things are bad. Its so hard to pray, so hard to be connected to God, so hard to just function when you need that job and you know that you are a diligent hard worker with great ethics, but no one wants to give you that chance, that push to get you in there. I have had no success in getting a full time job since 2009!!!! The per diems, the temporary positions, the positions that just let you go because they have a right to??? Where is the quality of life for Nurses? If our quality of life is disrupted so brutaly how do we function to care for the population? Someone isnt seeing the whole picture here. Many nurses do not just GO INTO THIS PROFESSION because they want to make the money.....I have met only one in my 17 years as a nurse that said she is only in it for the money.....and I personally DONT FEEL THIS JOB SHOULD BE MONEY ORIENTED. Its patient oriented first, then compensation afterward. My opinion is that Nursing is far beyond what it should be, far beyond what nurses are supposed to be doing, we do too much paperwork and not enough hands on the patient and dealing with their and their families concerns/problems. God hasnt been too kind to me lately, sometimes I feel his hearing aide isnt turned on high enough for I have been struggling to determine if I should pack up and move in down by my brother because of the inevitablilty of not finding full time work here in NJ or just keep praying and depend on God to lead me. I dont think God wants you to just sit back and do nothing to help yourself, most evangelistic programs seem to geer their programs to LETTING GO AND LET GOD......I do feel that Letting go is a good thing for yourself in general, it relieves you of that initial tightness, that stress thats built up inside you, you have the ability to THINK clearly and focus....but then again something kicks in and says you cannot just not do anything to help yourself. So, I think God works with us synergistically but we have to open to suggestions from Him. When we are depressed and in great despair over anything, we can clam up so tightly we prevent his words from flowing into out minds. I feel like I am clammed up right now and I must get on track, otherwise I will shut down everything in my life. God keeps us focused. But sometimes its alot of work getting our own ears to listen to what he saying. I hope he has something planned for me also that releases me from this entangelment of worrying about getting a job soon. I pray every day.