Do YOU Have a Resume?

Do YOU have a resume? Not one just in your head, but a written down, saved to your computer resume? I do…now. It was on my to-do list for the weekend.

Mow the backyard √

Attend church √

Write a resume √

I’m at the age when many of my friends are retiring, or getting close. Me? I’m writing a resume and sending it out. Why?

Life doesn’t always turn out the way you plan.

So just in case, have a resume, they say. And so I listened…finally.

I mean, I’ve been doing pretty well for the past twenty-five plus years but I think it’s time for a change. And the change includes a resume.

I was actually surprised and even impressed with the resume I came up with, as they said I would be. So now it’s done but…

What do you do when life doesn’t turn out the way you planned?

I was mowing my grass a bit ago. Just the backyard, mind you. I was going along, getting the job done when all of a sudden the front right wheel fell off!

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I wasn’t a happy camper. I had a goal. I wanted to get er done, and I did. But I think, if I were honest, I actually made the job way harder than it had to be.

Who does that?

Mows a yard with a mower that only has three wheels?

I looked at my options and I didn’t like any of them. This goal, this idea or plan didn’t quite turn out the way I had planned so I chose a different path. But I wondered, as I trudged along behind this crippled mower, pressing down a bit harder on the handle to insure that the mower didn’t eat more than what it was expected to cut if it would have been operating properly.

That’s the thing…in a perfect world, where all our dreams and ideas come to pass exactly how we plan, we might not need a resume at the age of retirement.

I wondered too, if perhaps my faith wasn’t being tested. Perhaps I needed to roll the broken-down mower into the garage and wait to see what God provided.

I know I need to do my part, but sometimes I wonder if I’m not doing His part too? Is that how I have conducted most of my life? Because I am starting to get that you have to let go of the old to make room for the new.

Sometimes that can be a hard thing to discern.

But I’m learning.

And now, I have a resume.

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