Please pray for me
January 3, 2009 7:19am CST
I have a job interview today and I've been through a lot of well just bad things latly like my car isn't working right now so I have to get someone to drive me there and I've been laid off two jobs in the past year because the first hired too many people and the second lost his company and on top of that I am living in a basement at my friends house. I have a job interview today with Harris teeter, this will be my er like 10th interview in the past year... I didn't know people were so cruel that they would actually not hired me because of reasons other then how I present myself. I just really need this job so I can get me a place and move on with my life I don't want to be stuck down here anymore it really sucks. I would just like who ever if you got a heart please pray for me to get this job... I also need health insurance and guess what I have high blood pressure and I need medication but I can't get it without being able to support myself. If you want to respond please do so I will comment you back, thank you so much and God bless.
• Cambridge, England
3 Jan 09
I wish you luck with your interview. Be yourself - that's all you can be! Try and calm yourself and make positive thoughts in your mind before you start, no matter how irrelevant they seem ... "Pretty flowers!", "What a beautiful day!", "That [random] guy has a kind face!", "That lady looks worried and stressed, I wish/pray for her stress to be eased!". Smile! (I'm sure you know all the interview tips!) Smile! You can do it!
• Cambridge, England
4 Jan 09
I'm glad it was a good interview. I hope it may mean that you got the job! A little nervousness is always a good thing; it keeps us on our toes and usually means that we put a little bit more into whatever it is we are doing. I bet you felt more nervous inside than you actually appeared. When nervousness (or, really, lack of self-confidence) becomes genuinely painful and even crippling (such as sending our voice up an octave or making us think less clearly so that we come out with silly statements that make us blush in retrospect), there are techniques which we can learn to cope with them. Probably the most common is to pause and take a few deep breaths (but not so much that we hyperventilate!). Another one that you might be interested in is called Emotional Freedom Technique. EFT is an "Energy Psychology" therapy that can be easily learned and is usually self-applied. It involves tapping on about 10 points on the face and body whilst repeating phrases that YOU make up - things that describe your feelings about the problem. It takes maybe 30 minutes to learn and only a minute or so for each 'round' of tapping. If you want to read how it has helped other people, there's a list of articles/stories here: http://www.emofree.com/a/?3252/3 The complete description or manual is completely free and you can download it from here: http://www.emofree.com/a/?3252/1 In case you are worried that it might not be a 'Christian' or godly thing to do, I would point out that Gary Craig, the originator, is a committed Christian and that many Christian therapists teach it. You may think of it as an adjunct to prayer or you may choose, as I do, to think of it as another way of tapping into (excuse the pun!) the same power that makes prayer effective.