Struggling to find a job? Don’t worry me too. For the past 2 years, I haven’t had a steady job. The current place I work for is on call and those calls are random and very few at times. I’ve tried every possible avenue. I’ve changed my resume three times, had people apply to different positions for me and even recommend me at their workplace but nothing. It seems, my full time job right now is to look for work and apply to various positions which i think I’d qualify for. My resume is filled with experience, from customer service and even managing and marketing a place for three years. You would think, a man who writes excellently on his statuses and blog posts would be employed and have such an easy time finding something. Not my case. I’ve applied to entry level jobs, basic customer service telemarketing jobs, retail jobs, warehouse jobs, you name it, I’ve probably applied for. As I take a deep breathe and try to relax, I just become overwhelmed with stress and do my best not to grieve over things that are not in my control.
No matter who I explain my situation to, they’ll offer me advice and some will even put me down and pin the blame on me, as if I haven’t made any effort and I am not doing anything to change my situation, even though that sounds extremely ridiculous. Like someone really doesn’t want to work, to earn a living, to provide for a future wife and give things to their kids that they never had, right? Sounds stupid, doesn’t?
Allah subhana wata’ala does say in the Qur’an:
“And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient.” [Surah Al Baqara – 2:155]
In this time, all I can be is patient, continue to make an effort and Insha’Allah (if Allah wills) my situation will change. If you are someone like me who is currently going through the same thing, be patient and know that Allah subhana wata’ala will not put you in a position in your life which you cannot handle. Be strong, become a better Muslim in this time, ask for forgiveness, give sadaqa (charity) from the little wealth you have and don’t give up. I know how hard it is and I know how much you just want to give up and not do it anymore but something is very close and it’ll come to you. Know that in this time of difficulty, Allah subhana wata’ala only tests those whom He loves and know, you are loved by the creator of the heavens and the earth.
Bad times don’t lasts forever and whatever you are going through, no matter the difficulty, the situation, it’ll be over soon. Only ask Allah subhana wata’ala to overcome and get through this situation and nobody else. The one in control of everything, will insha’Allah, give you everything when it is good for you and when the time is right.